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Hi Beth!

Just want to make a quick comment on your Scale Studies series. . . I think that they are great and I am having a lot of fun learning them all. They are a part of my daily practice and at my level, they are pretty challenging. I am however noticing that my coordination is steadily improving, so thanks!

Also, I just got Carl Flesch's Scale System book last night and hope to get started on those exercises at some point. Again, I'm only hindered by my skill level and knowledge and understanding of all the musical notations contained within each exercise. I tried to understand all the numbers noted on the very first scale exercise, but I'm having a tough time deciphering them.

In any event, thanks again for making ALL of your tutorial easier for us beginners to understand. ;-)

As always, your work does make a big difference in our violin playing and I look forward to more Scale Studies.

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Posted: February 25, 2011
Last Comment: February 25, 2011

Posted: February 25, 2011
A sampling would be great, thank you!

Yeah, those numbers got me confused because there are multiple sets of them. Not only that, they have numbers on top & bottom at just every note, so I got all confused trying to make sense of it all.

Little by little I'll get the hang of it. After all I don't want to disappoint anyone on their chance to see you doing some tap-dancing. ;-)

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 25, 2011
Awesome! You now own every scale in the universe (of Western music that is.) That book encompasses every scale imaginable, and although you may not be ready for scales in 10ths (preparation for Paganini #24), you can certainly start on one and two octave scales, scales with one finger, etc.

Those little numbers above the notes are fingerings. They are suggested fingerings, rather.

Next time I do scale study, I'll choose a sampling from the Flesch Book. Once you understand one, you'll understand them all.