Finger Exercises for the Viola, Book One

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Faster, Stronger Left-Hand Fingers on the Viola!


Finger Exercises for the Viola, Book One
presents a series of exercises that train the first or second-year violist’s left hand in strength and agility in first position.

With sections that focus on “high second finger”, “low second finger”, and “high third finger”, these studies are a great way to build muscle memory and work on intonation. Each exercise focuses on a pattern that can be used to help your fingers feel less awkward in first position.

If you want faster fingers on the viola, playing one or two of these finger exercises is a great way to build your technique and improve your finger speed.

The book is useful as a basic daily training supplement that can work along with a method or repertoire.

While not intended for a complete beginner, the exercises can be played by late-beginner students who know first position notes on all four strings.

These exercises have distilled pure technique into short studies that can help improve your first-position viola playing in just a few minutes a day.

This book could be followed by Finger Exercises for the Viola, Book Two.

by Cassia Harvey
edited by Myanna Harvey
40 pages CHP216
978-0615706863
©2012 C. Harvey Publications

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Additional information

Clefs Used

Alto clef

Heterogeneous Class Use

No, cannot be used in heterogeneous classes

Level

Late-Beginning through Intermediate

Positions Used

First position

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