Study for Finger Placement - Viola

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Study for Finger Placement

Caux, Marie-Andrée (ed.)
Sheet music for : Viola solo

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Study for Finger Placement

Etude - For finger placement - Beginners



This very easy Study in D Major is intended for beginners on the viola.

Its purpose is to develop proper finger placement on the viola.

While practicing this study, the beginning viola player should remember the following points:
  • Keep your left hand and thumb relaxed and your fingers curved and close to the string.
  • Your 4th finger should be above the strings at all times.
  • First play pizzicato to concentrate on your left hand.
  • Then play détaché in the upper part of the bow, stopping the bow after each note.
  • Pay attention to your posture and try to produce a beautiful resonant tone!
In measure 4, the + sign indicates left-hand pizzicato (pluck the A string with your 4th finger).

The viola student can also play this study starting on the G and on the C strings.

Duration : 00:29

Source : Marie-Andrée Caux, Viola Studies for the First Years.

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