PHASE I – CUE SHEET (expanded notes & manuscript samples)
2 octave major and natural minor scales – “cycle of thirds” (sample)
Advanced Options: (Ph1a, do 2 octaves, slur up to 14) (Ph1b, do 3 octaves. slur up to 21)
C, a, F, d, Bb, g, Eb, c, Ab, f, Db, bb, F#, d#, B, g#, E, c#, A, f#, D, b, G, e
– Bowings: separate legato bows on the first scale, then slur 2 notes per bow on the next, etc., 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 notes per bow on each successive scale.
– Aim to eventually play the whole cycle in one sitting. Start with 3 or 4 consecutive scales.
– Start on a different scale each day, permutating the relationship between scales and slurs.
– Be able to speak note names while playing.
– Use drones and play slowly to center pitch.
F major – 3 octaves (sample)
Advanced Options: (Ph1a, same) (Phase 1b, omit this exercise)
1 4, 0 1 4, 0 2 4, 0 2 4 – 1 4 – 2 4 – T 1 2 3 – T 1 2
f g a b↓ c d e f g a b↓ c d e f g a b↓ c d e f
-Bowings: separate legato bows, then slur 2 notes per bow, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 per bow.
-Ultimately the bow will be slow while the left hand is fast.
STOP – RELAX on A natural minor with harmonic under-pinnings (sample)
(see manuscript for sample):
Advanced: (Ph1a, stay “in-hand” for transitions [1-4, 1-2, etc.] -add 4th oct, at end of board) (Ph1b, 4oct. chromatic.)
1. On G string – 2 octaves use any fingering
2. Add a third octave below by starting with A on the E string
1. stopped bow with bow planes on both closed note and harmonic note – non vibrato
2. stopped bow with bow planes and vibrato on closed note – non vibrato on harmonic – vibrate three shakes before the note and then another three shakes after the note.
3. stopped bow with bow planes and vibrato on both closed and harmonic note – again vibrate before and after the note sounds.
-Know the note names of the harmonics.
Chromatic one octave scale in thumb position (sample)
Advanced Options: (Ph1a, do option 2) (Ph1b, do option 3)
1. Single notes (groupings of 1): separate, slurred, spicatto – slow, med. and fast speeds
2. Triplet trill (groupings of 2): separate, slurred, spicatto – slow, med. and fast speeds
3. Quintuple arch (groupings of 3): separate, slurred, spicatto – slow, med. and fast
C major arpeggios –2 octaves in ascending diatonic succession (sample)
(Ph1a,b – do 3 octaves)
C(egcegc), d(fadfad), e(gbegbe), F(acfacf), G7(bdfgbdfg), a(ceacea), b° (dfbdfb),C(egcegc)
-Always start in lowest possible position for root note. If you have a below-E extension,include that range.
-Explore sensible fingerings, staying in position for groupings if possible.
-Be able to say note names and chord names while doing groupings of 1.
-Use a drone to center pitch.
-Groupings of 1 (up – cegcegc, down – cgecgec),
2 (up – ceec egge gccg ceec egge gccg, down – cggc geeg etc.),
3 (up – ceggec egccge gceegc ceggec egccge, down – cgeegc etc.)
and 4 notes (up – cegccgec egceecge gceggecg cegccgec, down – cgeccegc etc.)
-Bowings (see Bow Stroke Glossary): separate, slurred, dotted slur, staccato, colle, spicatto, staccato slurred, spicatto slurred and various creative combinations (use Sevcik bowing variationsavailable in many places.)