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Dianne
Yesterday, someone posted a question about scales. They had found a 2 octave scale that seemed to go out of position. Luckily, the scale had the first few fingerings numbered, so we could see that it was CM in 2nd position. I just wanted to mention how this particular scale pattern really helps to become comfortable w/2nd position 1st-4th fingers. Of course, it's the shifting to and from 2nd position that is the real challenge in pieces, but I found this scale so helpful as a start to atleast familiarize myself with the spacing of fingers in 2nd position, and not be so afraid of it! And then I can take it from there, and shift back, or up, and back again to 2nd, as I go along.
Dianne
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Posted: February 6, 2019
Last Comment: February 9, 2019
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Grant Wolfe
Posted: February 9, 2019
I find the best way to familiarize myself with any position is Galamian 1 position acceleration scales...secondly arpeggios to get the feeling for the major and minor 3rd as well as the perfect forth...this will give a complete handframe in whatever position you desire to tackle


Dianne
Posted: February 8, 2019
Thank you, Michael!

Michael Baumgardner
Posted: February 8, 2019
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2nd Position and 2nd Movement of Bach Double
Well, speaking of 2nd position...  Diane, in an earlier post we were talking about the 2nd movement of the Bach Double and I suggested some fingering involving some 2nd position playing...  I came across this video where the 2nd violin appears to be doing some of the shifting I was talking about.  

Lesley
Posted: February 6, 2019
I love second position... so handy once you get the hang of it. I try to work it in wherever I can. Much easier sometimes than agonizing over having to use the fourth finger.

Dianne
Posted: February 6, 2019
How To Find 2nd Position?
One finger scales! This is all starting to make sense..