Playing thumb position

Rx: Playing in the thumb position cleanly and in tune.

Relating the different ways to play in the thumb position to the way things are played down in the head positions.

Discussion of:

  • open position
  • closed position
  • position of the fourth

Exercise presented is “Bumble Bee Preparation” starting in closed position which mixes bowed notes and noting hand pizzicato. There is also an open version and position of the fourth variations.



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