Beginning Level Violin Scales in the Keys of A, D & G Major
I have a young student who plays with a passionate and focused tone and is very devoted to her practice. She is progressing beautifully, but she still struggles to execute down and up bows correctly after many years of lessons. Doing review pieces to fix this issue is counter-productive since she has ingrained incorrect bowing patterns into her old repertoire. Doing the same scale 20x/day would help, but it does not create a compelling assignment, and she would likely zone out and resume playing incorrect bowings.
To help her master down and up bows, I created the 7 Bowing Studies for Beginning Level Violin in the Keys of A, D & G Major, and I am happy to report that they are helping her better understand and pattern her bow strokes. Since these studies focus on bowing, they are kept to one octave and done 3 times in keys with parallel finger patterns (A, D & G Major) for ample repetition of the bow strokes and to keep the left hand as simple as possible.