Bottom-Top-Top Practice on 8ves

A common issue while shifting in octaves is that the 4th finger lags behind the first finger.

This exercise focuses on each finger in turn. Make sure that the fingers shift together.

This ‘bottom-top-top’ practice technique can be used for same-finger shifts in other double-stop passages, for instance harmonic minor 6ths. This is the A major scale in octaves.

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