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michigan0626
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February 17, 2017 - 10:04 am
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Anyone have some good warm ups to get your fingers and bowing ready for some intense practice?

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I do a few scales and then Wohlfarhd Etudes to warm up

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I do the same as Fran. I start with a scale in whatever key I happen to be working on, then move to my etude, and then move into either my shifting practice (more warm up) or my tunes. 

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February 18, 2017 - 10:29 pm
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To warm up for bowing, I play open strings a few times, doing both string crossings and double stops. For the left hand, I play an octave scale on each string to warm up for shifting. It really helps me train for shifting up to fifth position.

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Scales are great for that. As far as bowing, you can mix it up with tempos, rhythms, slurs, and speed. You can play in every part of the bow, play 4 bows to every note, triplet to every note.....etc......

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