At this stage in the Quest, you are ready to learn and practice training exercises in the Key of D Major.
As you learned, scale steps occur at exact intervals. Viewing each scale step as a sound landmark, ones that you visit on your scale journey, engraves the pitch-step relationship of all scale notes to one another.
Exercises are training tools. You arein-training to become a fine string player.
Goals of the D Major Training Exercises:
Learn to perform all one octave D Major Scale pitches.
Practice interval patterns and pitch relationships.
Solidify excellent left hand-position playing principles.
Reinforce rhythm and steady performance tempo.
Gain experience performing technical drills.
Improve focused listening skills in order to exact pitch.
Build finger independence and dexterity.
Mastery is increased by multiple repetitions of exercises and drills, performed properly. Always focus on musical precision. Training exercises serve to train your ears and hands to accomplish what you are learning.
Practice with exceptional form, always listening to your pitch. Performance confidence is gained by perfecting technical skills, which builds your trust in their accuracy and reliability.