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Crazymotive
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Hello,

I've been going through the beginner video tutorials trying to re-acquaint myself with the basics as well as learn some of the basics that I neglected to learn in the years past.

I went through the basic tutorials on the G,D,A,E strings learning to play the natural notes on these strings and also learning between which notes are half steps and whole steps. So far I have got that down pretty good, it makes sense, and I am getting better and better as playing them.

Now I went on to the tutorial on playing the two octave C major scale. It makes sense I understand the meaning of the octave and how/where it begins and ends. However, I am slightly confused on the whole and half steps between notes when playing these scales. I guess my question is, when playing the c major scales are the whole and half steps in the same places as when I play the natural notes on the strings by themselves (as in earlier tutorials) ? It seems to make sense they should be...(coinciding with the harmonic series, after all violin/music is mathematical right ?)

I know in the video Fiddlerman says it goes whole-whole-half-whole-whole-half for each octave but I am not certain I am putting the steps between notes in the right places.

Than you.

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Aleive
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An excellent tool for you to use: /wp-content/uploads/Violin_Fingering_Game/Violin_fingering_game.swf

 

Just go under scales. It makes sense 😉

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Thanks for pointing that out Aleive. Not many use that particular function on that game. Press on the key that you want to play and you can see the pattern for it.

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Okay, thanks a million.  That is exactly what I was looking for.I am sure it will come in very handy as I work on practicing and learning the scales. Again, many thanks.

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Crazymotive said

Okay, thanks a million.  That is exactly what I was looking for.I am sure it will come in very handy as I work on practicing and learning the scales. Again, many thanks.

I am glad it helped you out^^ It did me too. I just had to use my head for a minute then "Heeeeeeey! Wasn't there something going over just that on Fiddlerman forums?" And then.. Revelation. 

Anyway.. That particular game if you will, helps me do just about everything. I never learned scales or anything before. I have only ever played by ear and instruction. So it is really helping me out. Next up is learning how to read notes though :/

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