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I started off self-teaching from Essential Elements Interactive. I've discovered if I do some scales before attempting exercises in the book, my intonation is better. So I'm looking for scale exercises. Fiddlerman has some Sevcik on his site, and I printed the first few pages of Opus 6, but it's mostly bowing work and double stops.
What books are other beginners using for practicing scales, and why do you like the one(s) you're using?
Barbara Barber is not so bad, but I haven't looked at her for a while. She and others hint at a system where you end on the second finger on the E string on every scale, after 2 octaves, then progress up the E string 1212344. But there's a little inconsistency between Barber's fingerings on her 2-octave scales and her 3-octave scales, so I don't worry so much about her at the moment.
Thank you @Gordon Shumway and @AndrewH. I'd not heard of Hrimaly. I'll look at that. And I might try Barbara Barber. I got confused because I believe her books are either for Youth or Advanced (if I'm remembering right).
Volume 1 is called "Scales for Young Violinists" or similar wording, but it's not for children. My copy's in a box somewhere, so I can't find it. But it's basically every scale for 2 octaves.