by Cassia Harvey
147 pages CHP397
©2021 C. Harvey Publications
When to study this book
Discover a whole new way to learn viola scales!
1. Learn the notes and spaces, step by step.
2. Use shifting exercises to perfect your intonation on the scale.
3. Play the speed exercises to improve your fluency in the scale.
4. Enjoy your mastery and move on to the next scale!
There are plenty of good scale books already written. So rather than giving you yet another scale book, we did something different.
We wrote exercises to teach you the scales note by note and space by space.
Using a carefully planned series of exercises, this book teaches the notes and spaces in three-octave viola scales. Major, melodic minor, harmonic minor, and chromatic scales are included in the book.
After learning the scales, there are shifting studies, scales with guide notes, and exercises to help you play faster.
After practicing these exercises, your hand can have a much better grasp of where the notes are in each scale and how to reach those notes consistently and precisely.
Because this book gives you exercises for two complete sets of traditional fingerings as well as for a universal (across strings) fingering, the book has something for everyone!
By adding just one or two pages of this book to a daily warm-up routine, late-intermediate and early-advanced violists can improve their technique and prepare for advanced repertoire!