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Gordon Shumway
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Here's a little exercise I've just written, prompted by a piece and an étude that required something similar. It tests your ability to shift between 1st and 3rd position, and your ability to anticipate (dependent on speed), your hand-shapes and intonation once you are in position, with alternating bowing. The rhythm should be kept rock-steady.

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@Gordon Shumway Thanks. That's the type of exercise that helps me. Short and with a purpose. 

In looking at it, I am assuming the second measure is done on the A string, right? I am really not that “well tuned” to theory, working on it. 

I am also assuming these exercises could be worked down each pair of two strings so you can do it on all strings, correct?

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The answer is Yes to both questions!

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👍 Thanks. I will do these. 

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Can I have a "not totally useless" badge, please? beg

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I like that! 

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