D Major Training Exercises
At this stage in the Quest, you are ready to learn and practice training exercises in the Key of D Major.
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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 are in-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.

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D Major Home     Instrument Tapes     Finger Mechanics     Finger Numbering     Finger Dexterity     Finger Position

Finger Intensity     Hand Position Principles     Hand Position Rhymes     Space at the Base     Swell the Well     Swing the Wing

Hand Position Set-Up     Violin Notes on D     Viola Notes on D     Cello Notes on D     Bass Notes on D     Violin Notes on A

Viola Notes on A     Cello Notes on A     Meet Guide     Bass Notes on G     D Major Training Exercises     The Lower-Tetrachord

The Major Second     The Major Third     The Perfect Fourth     The Upper-Tetrachord     The Perfect Fifth     The Major Sixth

The Major Seventh     The Perfect Octave     The Complete D Major Scale     Left Thumb Logic     Left Thumb Flexible Location

Knuckle Leverage     D Major Etudes     Arpeggio Patterns     D Major Mastery Checkpoint     Extending the Instrument’s Range

Finger Location Terms     Violin Notes on G     Viola Notes on G     Cello Notes on G     Bass Notes on E     Bass Notes on A

Viola Notes on C     Cello Notes on C     Violin Notes on E     Third Position Principles     Violin Third Position on E

Third Position Measurement Differences     D Major Harmony     Interval Categories     Orchestra Harmony in D Major

Preparing for Orchestra Pieces     Divisi Protocol     Orchestra Chord Textures     Ensemble Engine     Technique Building

Practice Coins     Violin Technique Builder     Viola Technique Builder     Cello Technique Builder     Bass Technique Builder

Dynamic March Theme and Variations     Bowing Dynamics     Dynamic March Performance Details     Linked Bowing Exercise

Off-Beats Exercise     Neighbor Notes     Complete Dynamic March Composition Score and Parts