This is an important exercise to help you pitch the notes on the violin and read the notes on the stave.
When you move by the interval of a second the note head moves from a line note to a space note, or from a space note to a line note.
When you move by the interval of a third the note head moves from a line note to the next line note; or a space note to the next space note.
This exercise uses the D major scale pattern.
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Use a tuner and the audio below to ensure the finger position is at the correct pitch. Do not depend on the tuner. When you feel confident try playing it with the audio and close your eyes and listen to the pitch of each note. Adjust each finger as required.
This audio contains two exercises for the violin