Circle of Fifths

 


VIII.    CIRCLE OF FIFTHS play the following pattern starting on C or D.  Repeat a fourth up or a fifth down – so in this case the next pattern would be on F.  Continue until through the entire cycle of fifths.   Then move the pattern an octave higher adjusting the fingering so that 3 is on the upper drone note.  This is a great finger strengthener for 4 (or 3) and demands a lot of rotation to target the other notes while keeping the drone note in place.  It’s also great for learning note names in cross string patterns.

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