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THE TECHNIQUE OF VIOLIN PLAYING.
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The first bowing exercises.
The violin being properly held, and the entire atti­tude being correct in every particular, the fingers of the left hand are placed on the strings as follows: —
Upon lifting them, let them remain over the strings in the same position.
The open strings are then bowed, and preferably at first the D string.
After each bow, let a pause be observed, to examine every detail of the position, and to revise it. The bowing exercises on the open strings are to be continued until at last notes varying in value from semibreves to crotchets are played with ease and certainty, and an even tone of good quality produced. The first bowing exercises are usually as follows: —
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