Call and response: Low 1st finger

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Here is the call and response exercise for page 24 of Violinworks Book 2.

  • Listen to the audio track below and sing, then play, each group of notes as an echo in the gaps (you’ll hear a metronome click in the gaps to help you stay in time).
  • There is a gap at the beginning to allow time for you to get ready to play, then you’ll hear four metronome clicks before the first phrase starts.
  • Each phrase is four notes long, and there are four phrases on each string.
  • The first phrase starts on open A.
  • The aim of this exercise is to improve your ear and your intonation. Don’t worry if it takes you a while to work out the notes to start with – the more you practise this kind of exercise the better you will get at recognising the sounds.