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The scales are then practised with varying bowings and rhythms, legato and staccato, for example: —
Fingering of the scales.
To each note in the first position belongs its own finger, whether the note is raised or lowered a semitone, the same finger being used. As a rule in ascending passages the open string is used; downwards, the 4th finger is preferred in its stead. If the notes of the open strings are raised a semitone, usually the 4th finger plays it on the string below.
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