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Ray
Hi Beth, along with "Sad Romance" as an easy introduction to shifting for us beginners, what do you think of "Amazing Grace" as another example? There is one shift into third position and no slurs. Ray
Ray
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Posted: June 27, 2011
Last Comment: June 28, 2011
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Ray
Posted: June 28, 2011
Thanks for looking at the song Beth. Droning on the open G string?, that's what I love about the violin, always something new to learn which then opens new areas to enjoy. Looking forward to the video. Ray

Beth Blackerby
Posted: June 28, 2011
Yes, indeed. You can either play the entire song in 3rd position, or play the whole thing on the D string, which requires shifting. The way I like to play it is by shifting up and down on the D string and droning on my open G string. I'll demo that next video shoot.

Ray
Posted: June 27, 2011
Hi Beth, the variation that I've got is in G Major and you shift to third position on the D string. Here's the site: http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=2984 just scroll down a little and you will find the pdf file to download (this is a safe site to download from :) Cheers, Ray

Beth Blackerby
Posted: June 27, 2011
Any song that you are familiar with is great practice for shifting and position work! What key and what octave are you string, on Ray?