Phase III


2 octave major and melodic minor scales – “cycle of thirds” (notes)
(Ph3a, do 3 octaves, add in Sevcik bowings)
    C, a, F, d, Bb, g, Eb, c, Ab, f, Db, bb, F#, d#, B, g#, E, c#, A, f#, D, b, G, e
    For accuracy and speed:
        Using one major/minor grouping per day, set metronome at 120.
        Do scale very slowly for intonation, then work on speed.
        Work three different bowings for each scale, first  2octave slurred,
            then  separate stopped bow (marcato), then separate spicatto.

Left hand strength and agility
   BUMBLE BEE  (notes)
    (Ph3a, use a metronome for evenness and speed)
        Starting with 3 on f above d harmonic in thumb position on G string,
            T 1 2 3  on  d d#e f
            Pattern is :  323T, 313T, 212T  with each grouping  of 4 repeated
                4 times on a down bow then 4 times on an up bow.
            When this pattern is complete, shift down a half step and repeat the
                process, continuing down the finger board and substituting                          

           1234 for T123 in the lower positions.                                   

    PARALLEL THIRDS 2 octaves on D & G (bass class exercises) – Fmaj., F#maj., E harm. (notes)  
           (Ph3a, use metronome as above, add “vomit” var.)
        fingerings: 1 on G str., 2 on D str. for maj. 3rds and 2 or 4 on D str. for min 3rds
        pattern for 2 octaves:                                                               

              closed open open closed closed open open closed open open closed closed open open closed
        bowings: 1.  use one -fingered scale bowing
                        2.  sets of cross string patterns (bass class exercise)
                        3.  up a third, back a step using one-fingered scale bowing pattern

   CIRCLE OF FIFTHS (bass class exercises) ( notes )
      (Ph3a use metronome as above)  

        1 8, 2 8, 3 8, 4 8 , 5 8, 4 8, 3 8, 2 8, 1 8, 2 8, 3 8, 4 8, 5 8, 4 8, 3 8, 2 8,
        1 8, 2 8, 3 8, 4 8, 5 8, 6 8, 7 8, 1 8, 1 8, -7 8, 6 8, 5 8, 4 8, 3 8, 2 8, 1 8.
        Numbers indicate scale degrees,
        Start on C, when pattern is complete continue by repeating the pattern on the next key a fifth lower or a fourth higher.   
        Do entire cycle in lower positions and also in thumb position.
        Keep 4th finger on 8 through out exercise (3rd in thumb position)
        Bowing: stopped bow – down down, up up etc.

Chromatic scales – 3 octaves (notes)
(Ph3a add slurred stacatto, and slurred spicatto bowings)
    e, f, f#, g, g#, a, bb, b, c, c#, d, eb   as starting point.
    Bowings are first legato slurred then spicatto.                                                              
    Use groupings of 1, 2 (efe, e#f#e#,  etc. or ed#e, fef) and 3 notes (eff#fe,f#gg#gf#, etc. or f#feff#, gf#ff#g.) on each scale.

Major scale arpeggios in circle of fifths (notes)
 (Ph3a do 3 octaves)  
    C, F, b°, e, a, d, G7, C  then  F, Bb, e°, a, d, g, C7, F  then  Bb,Eb, a°, d, g, c, F7, Bb etc.
    Bowings are detache on the string.   Metronome at 120, one note per beat