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Hello, was wondering anyone could recommend a good book on scales. I'm looking for something that takes you through all the scales with progressing difficulty. If anyone has suggestions I would appreciate it!

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Flesch is my favorite but it's not an easy book. Some of those scales are very challenging. Scales in fifths, octaves, harmonic chords......

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Thanks for the suggestion. I had a look through that book and it seems great for me to eventually work through but is too advanced for me at the moment I think. I'll need to start with something more geared towards my level

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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone use this scales book? There are images of a few pages on Amazon and it looks quite clean, simple (to start) and well organized:

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Scales-Violin-2nd-Matherly/dp/0988928019/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1533487779&sr=8-4&keywords=violin+scales+for+beginners&dpID=41WO59RAAnL&preST=_SX258_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

I'd love to hear of good beginner / intermediate alternatives to the fuzzy, 10th generation photocopies I've borrowed.

Thx,

Holly

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Holly,

There are several "scale studies" on imslp.org (which also has almost all of the Wohlfahrt, Mazas, etc studies). This is the one I like:

http://ks.imslp.info/files/img.....tudies.pdf

Good Luck

Bob

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Thanks, Bob 🙂

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Adding that link to my favorites.  Thank you.

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For everyone's reference, in case you haven't found it, the following link is an index into a wealth of violin (mostly classical, etudes, etc.) sheet music. 

https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:For_violin

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Seems straight and simple enough. 🙂

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I don't suppose this is any use? (I don't know what level you want)

http://shop.theviolincase.com/.....cales.html

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Thanks, @Andrew Fryer . That's a really nice, clean version of scales in 1, 2 & 3 octaves... so plenty of room to grow 🙂

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I recently got 'Scales' by Simon Fischer, it had very good reviews on it and it does progress from fairly easy to very difficult. It is a bit pricey though. (I haven't found the time to use it yet though, still reading the instructions)

I have his other book 'The Violin Lesson' as well and it is very very detailed.smile

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AnnyJ said
I recently got 'Scales' by Simon Fischer, it had very good reviews on it and it does progress from fairly easy to very difficult. It is a bit pricey though. (I haven't found the time to use it yet though, still reading the instructions)

I have his other book 'The Violin Lesson' as well and it is very very detailed.smile  

My copy of Basics by Simon Fischer arrived today. It was cheap and second hand and contained some penciling that took about 20 seconds to erase.

Exhaustive though it seems, I can't see how you can play the G string then the A string or the E string with smooth détaché bowing, shucks!

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@Andrew Fryer I'm not sure if you're using etudes, but Wohlfahrt's op45 etude no 27 has an example of such a string crossing, (I can't do them,... YET). Here is a demonstration: 

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WOW! That was a terrific demo, @AnnyJ. 

Clean and smooth... right (and patience 🙂 I'm off to give it try on my simple string crossing excercizes forthwith.

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Many thanks, AnnyJ!

I'll print some of these out.

http://michaelkravchuk.com/fre.....hrt-op-45/

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Here's a pdf of a book of all the scales from grades 1 through 5 with explicit fingerings.

https://cedwardson.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/grade_1-5_scales_for_violin.pdf

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Barbara Barber has published two books: -

Scales for Young Violinists and Scales for Advanced Violinists.

I have the first.

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