• Consolidation of close 2nd and 3rd finger pattern (high 2) on all strings
  • Introduction of 4th finger on each string
  • Continuous string crossing patterns
  • Up-bow staccatos
  • Mixed articulation, slurs
  • Close 1st and 2nd fingers (low 2) on all strings
  • Chain slurs
  • Quick down-bow retakes
  • Open string double stops
  • Combinations of high and low 2nd finger positions in G major/E minor
  • Hook stroke
  • Fingered double stops
  • Greater variety of bowings & articulation
  • 6/8 time signature
  • Combinations of high & low 2nd finger patterns in C major/ D minor
  • Introduction of low 1st finger on each string
  • Dotted crotchet/quaver rhythmic patterns
  • Zigzag bow stroke
  • Accidentals
  • Close 3rd and 4th fingers (high 3) on all strings
  • Trills
  • Consolidation of technical points from previous chapters

  • The Navigation Charts provide scales and arpeggios to support the teaching points in each chapter.
  • The Dorian Mode on C is included as a simple introduction to the minor scale.
  • The Dominant 7th arpeggios assist correct finger placement of the 2nd finger in high and low positions.
  • Chromatic scales are given only in ascending form to avoid the complexity of enharmonic notation at this early stage.