V.    THIRDS – Typically done in 2 octaves, but begin by doing one octave, if desired.  Here we use the upper two strings on the F major scale.  When you descend, approach from the upper string first.  Use harmonics wherever possible..  This is done in “sets” as in section II – progress from one slow repetition as below to very fast with up to twelve repetitions of each third.   Vary the bowing, string crossing and articulation to meet repertoire needs – or imagination.
    Fingerings: (12, 14, 14, 12, 12, 13, 13, 12, 13, 13, 12, 12, 13, 13, 12, , etc.)
    OR – closed, open, open, closed, closed, open, open, closed, open, open, closed, closed, open, open, closed
    Pattern:   There are many but we’ll work with this one –  so 1 is always on the G string.
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    ADVICE:  Keep the bow on the string, relax and use very little bow.  You can alternate a set of double stops with a set of string crossings as you increase the groupings, to gain some respit