One Finger – Chromatic Ascending

One Finger – Chromatic Ascending

This shows the beginning of an ascending chromatic sequence on one string. Continue this chromatic sequence up and down the scale.

Practise using different fingers.

Chromatic sequences are excellent for aural training as you need to 'inner hear' the next note before playing it.

Author's note: I first encountered these shifting exercises while studying with Helfried Fister in Cologne, Germany. He is a wonderful teacher with an extraordinary understanding of the violin.


Shifting - Introduction
Scores - Chromatic Sequences - violin & viola

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