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Finger positions for major and minor scales and arpeggios for violin, and now viola and cello too!

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And their teachers agree:

Great teaching tool, all my students use Violin Scale Charts . . . parents benefit, too!"
Laura Polick, Violin Teacher, Wheaton Suzuki Institute, Wheaton, IL, USA

Very helpful for all beginners, adults, too . . . . effectively introduces positions I-IV. Thank you very much!
Ann Grier Carmen, Violin Teacher, West Nyack, NY, USA

As a violin teacher always looking for helpful teaching aids, I purchased it recently.  It is very valuable in helping students visualize finger positions. 
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Comprehensive. Violin Scale Charts presents all major and minor (melodic) scales and arpeggios in two octaves. It uses various positions I-IV. Eight charts per page.

Scales become easy to remember. VSC will help you and-or your student master scales and arpeggios quickly and easily. Violin Scale Charts show scale and arpeggio patterns in graphic, chart form. This makes them easy to learn, easy to remember.

Pays for itself. Violin Scale Charts pays for itself in lesson time many times over: it helps the student quickly master the basics, and move efficiently and securely, with excellent intonation, to more difficult exercises and repertory.

Lies flat on your stand. VSC is spiral-bound to lie flat on your music stand.

Noted editors. Edited by distinguished educators, including faculty members of the Music Center of the North Shore, Winnetka, IL, Dr. Milton Goldberg, Suzuki teacher and orchestra conductor Kathleen Paramore, as well as Klaus Pfefferkorn, Conductor, Bludenz (Austria) Youth Orchestra.

More expression, more confidence. While every effort has been made to make this graphic reference work authoritative, it must be noted that there is no single, one and only, and exclusively "correct" way to finger a scale. Should your teacher differ with anything presented here, please follow his/her approach.

One of the greatest benefits of using Violin Scale Charts, especially at the elementary level, will be to build a strong and secure "4" finger, a more beautiful tone, and stronger and more confident expression. As a musician who happens to play the violin, expression is what you are all about anyway, isn't it? Have fun with these charts. They will make you a more expressive, more confident musician.

Questions? E-mail to me via j a s at option dash wizard dot com.  Please include your name, address, phone, fax and e-mail addresses.


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For The Visual Learner


Sample Chart: Second Position

Sample Chart: Melodic Minor Scales

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