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If the notes of the different positions are not bound together by means of legato signs, this sliding of the finger must take place so quickly that no notes are heard between. If the notes are bound together to be played in one bow, then the portamento or slide will be audible. The player must beware lest the portamento from one tone to another becomes exaggerated, or perhaps the entire enharmonic scale lying between the notes will be produced. All "whining" must be avoided, and the note next that to which the finger is sliding should not be heard.
The violinist must know the major and minor scales in all the positions, above all acquiring certainty in the various positions. On this account stress must be laid on the study of the same with the greatest possible diligence.
Double stops.
The violin is capable of producing a great variety of double notes or double stops. In conjunction with an open string, all the intervals may be given.
In unisons, the note given by the open string is pro­duced simultaneously on the next lower string. The fingering adjusts itself according to the position in which one is playing, and it may be practised in the first four positions.
At a, the lower note will be played on the lower string, but at b the upper note is produced on the lower string. The fingering at a is conformable to the position employed — either the 3rd, 2nd or ist finger may be on the lower note. At b, the upper note can be played either
in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th position and either the 4th, 2nd or Ist finger may be placed on the upper note.
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