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.
etc, Turn around etc.
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