Scales as toolsPosted: April 4, 2011
There are two aspects of my playing that are particularly on my mind. One is getting messy with my bow hand: playing on the wrong string, too close to the bridge, too far away, etc. The other is my ability to play fast.
A nice way to deal with trouble areas is with scales, so here are a couple of scale exercises with the A-major.
In this one, I force myself not to look at my left hand and only look at my bow hand. I try to make it as clean as possible in the right hand, and I also try to build left hand trust. Obviously you’re going to have to forgive the intonation:
It gets a little messed up at the top there, but oh well.
Here, I play single bows and try to go as fast as possible:
Yeah, I know. It’s still not that fast, but it’s pretty fast for me!