Exercise 3: Playing Mattachins (Sword Dance) by ear

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In this exercise you’ll learn to play a simple 8-bar melody from memory, and then play it starting on different 1st-finger notes (see page 14 of Violinworks Book 2). Listen carefully to the tuning of your 3rd fingers. For sheet music, piano accompaniments, CD performance tracks, and many more exercises and pieces, you can order a copy of Violinworks Book 2 here.