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A= LA

B= SI
C= DO
D= RE
E= MI
F= FA
G= SOL

Violin Scales and Arpeggios, Grades 1-5


Owain Sutton
www.owainsutton.co.uk
November 8, 2011

Contents
1 Grade 1
1.1 D major, one octave . . . .
1.2 A major, one octave . . . .
1.3 G major, two octaves . . .
1.4 E natural minor, one octave

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2 Grade 2
2.1 G major, two octaves . . . . . . .
2.2 A major, two octaves . . . . . . .
2.3 B major, two octaves . . . . . . .
2.4 C major, one octave . . . . . . . .
2.5 F major, one octave . . . . . . . .
2.6 D harmonic minor scale, one octave
2.7 D melodic minor scale, one octave
2.8 D natural minor scale, one octave .
2.9 G harmonic minor scale, one octave
2.10 G melodic minor scale, one octave .
2.11 G natural minor scale, one octave .
2.12 D & G minor arpeggios, one octave

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3 Grade 3
3.1 B major, two octaves . . . . . . . .
3.2 D major, two octaves . . . . . . . .
3.3 A major, one octave . . . . . . . .
3.4 E major, one octave . . . . . . . . .
3.5 E major, one octave . . . . . . . . .
3.6 A harmonic minor scale, two octaves
3.7 A melodic minor scale, two octaves .
3.8 A minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . .
3.9 D harmonic minor scale, two octaves
3.10 D melodic minor scale, two octaves .
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CONTENTS

CONTENTS

3.11 D minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


3.12 Chromatic scale starting on D, one octave . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4 Grade 4
4.1 A major, two octaves . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2 B major, two octaves . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3 C major, two octaves . . . . . . . . . . .
4.4 D major, two octaves . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5 G harmonic minor scale, two octaves . . .
4.6 G melodic minor scale, two octaves . . . .
4.7 B harmonic minor scale, two octaves . . .
4.8 B melodic minor scale, two octaves . . . .
4.9 C harmonic minor scale, two octaves . . .
4.10 C melodic minor scale, two octaves . . . .
4.11 G minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . . . .
4.12 B minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . . . .
4.13 C minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . . . .
4.14 Dominant 7th in C, one octave . . . . . .
4.15 Dominant 7th in D, one octave . . . . . .
4.16 Chromatic scale starting on A, one octave
4.17 Chromatic scale starting on E, one octave

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5 Grade 5
5.1 G major, three octaves . . . . . . . . .
5.2 A major, three octaves . . . . . . . . .
5.3 D major, two octaves . . . . . . . . .
5.4 E major, two octaves . . . . . . . . .
5.5 F major, two octaves . . . . . . . . . .
5.6 G harmonic minor scale, three octaves
5.7 G melodic minor scale, three octaves .
5.8 A harmonic minor scale, three octaves
5.9 A melodic minor scale, three octaves .
5.10 B harmonic minor scale, two octaves .
5.11 B melodic minor scale, two octaves . .
5.12 C harmonic minor scale, two octaves .
5.13 C melodic minor scale, two octaves . .
5.14 E harmonic minor scale, two octaves .
5.15 E melodic minor scale, two octaves . .
5.16 G minor arpeggio, three octaves . . . .
5.17 A minor arpeggio, three octaves . . . .
5.18 B minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . .

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CONTENTS
5.19
5.20
5.21
5.22
5.23
5.24
5.25
5.26
5.27
5.28

CONTENTS

C minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . . . .


E minor arpeggio, two octaves . . . . . . . .
Dominant 7th in C, two octaves . . . . . . .
Dominant 7th in D, two octaves . . . . . . .
Dominant 7th in B, one octave . . . . . . .
Diminished 7th starting on G, one octave . .
Diminished 7th starting on D, one octave . .
Chromatic scale starting on G, two octaves .
Chromatic scale starting on A, two octaves .
Chromatic scale starting on B, two octaves

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One form of minor scales (harmonic, melodic, or at Grade 2 natural) to be played.

Chapter 1
Grade 1
1.1

D major, one octave


Arpeggio

Scale

D major, one octave

Grade 1

Separate bows

or

 0
 44 

 4
 4

3

Slurred bows

or

 0
 44 

  44

3

Arpeggio


 43




2


2


0



0

Grade 1

1.2

A major, one octave

A major, one octave


Arpeggio

Scale

A major, one octave

Grade 1

Separate bows

 4 0
 4 

or

 4
 4

Slurred bows

 4 0
 4 

or

 4
 4

3

3

Arpeggio


 43



 
0

 
0

Grade 1

1.3

G major, two octaves

G major, two octaves


Arpeggio

Scale

Separate bows

4 0
 4

 3 2


or

4
 4
 0



3

2

G major, two octaves

Grade 1

Slurred bows

 44

or

4
 4



3

2

Arpeggio

 43



10

Grade 1

1.4

E natural minor, one octave

E natural minor, one octave


Arpeggio

Scale

11

E natural minor, one octave

Grade 1

Separate bows

4 1
 4 

or

 44

0

Slurred bows

4 1
 4 

or


 44

0

 43

12



Arpeggio


2


2


1



1

Chapter 2
Grade 2
2.1

G major, two octaves


Arpeggio

Scale

13

G major, two octaves

Grade 2

Separate bows

 44

or

3 2 1 

 44

3 0 1
2

  
0

 






 

Slurred bows

 44

or

 43


 

3


3

2
0 1  1

   

 

0

   

2
1
1
0   

   
0

2 3 1


14

1 0

   

   
0
0 3 2 1  3 2 1
  

Arpeggio

 

2 3 0 1
2


 

   

  
   

 2 1 
3

 44


3





   

 




 
0
0 3 2 1  3 2 1
  
0

1 0



Grade 2

2.2

A major, two octaves

A major, two octaves


Arpeggio

Scale

Separate bows

 4 1
 4

3



or

 4
 4
 1


15


0

A major, two octaves

Grade 2

Slurred bows

 4 1
 4

3



or


 44




3


0

Arpeggio

 3
 4



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Grade 2

2.3

B major, two octaves

B major, two octaves


Arpeggio

Scale

Separate bows

4 2

 4

4
 

or


  44
2




1

17

B major, two octaves

Grade 2

Slurred bows


  44

4
 

2

or


  44





1

Arpeggio


  43



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Grade 2

2.4

C major, one octave

C major, one octave


Arpeggio

Scale

19

C major, one octave

Grade 2

Separate bows

 44


or

 44


0


3

Slurred bows

 44

3

or

 44


2

Arpeggio

 43

20




0


3

Grade 2

2.5

F major, one octave

F major, one octave


Arpeggio

Scale

21

F major, one octave

Grade 2

Separate bows

  44 

or

  44

1

  44 

or

  44

1

Slurred bows

  43

22



Arpeggio
2

 

 

Grade 2

2.6

D harmonic minor scale, one octave

D harmonic minor scale, one octave

Separate bows

  44 
0

or

  44

 

Slurred bows

  44 

or

  44

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3  2


2


2


0



0

D melodic minor scale, one octave

2.7

Grade 2

D melodic minor scale, one octave


Up

Down

Separate bows

  44 
0

or

  44


1

3   2   1


1

Slurred bows

  44 

or

  44


1

   
2

    


1

24

   
2


2


2


0



0

Grade 2

2.8

D natural minor scale, one octave

D natural minor scale, one octave

Separate bows

  44 
0

or

  44


3

  44 

or

  44

3

Slurred bows

25


2


2


0



0

G harmonic minor scale, one octave

2.9

Grade 2

G harmonic minor scale, one octave

Separate bows


  44

or


  44


0


1

 





0

Slurred bows


  44

or


  44


0


1

 

26





0

Grade 2

2.10

G melodic minor scale, one octave

G melodic minor scale, one octave


Up

Down

Separate bows


  44

or


  44


0

    

  


0

Slurred bows


  44

or


  44


0


1

    

27

  


1


0

G natural minor scale, one octave

2.11

Grade 2

G natural minor scale, one octave

Separate bows


  44

or


  44


0


0

Slurred bows


  44

or


  44


0


2


0


28

Grade 2

2.12

D & G minor arpeggios, one octave

D & G minor arpeggios, one octave


D minor arpeggio

G minor arpeggio

D minor arpeggio

  43



G minor arpeggio


  43



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Chapter 3
Grade 3
3.1

B major, two octaves

Separate bows

or

0
0
4   
4 2




 
 4
   

4
0
     4    0



    


4
0
4     
0

 4 2
  

 4



  
0
2
   4    0

    


Slurred bows

4
0
0
  
4 2






 4
    

4

   4 
0
0




    

 

or
30

Grade 3

D major, two octaves


  44
  





   4    0



2

Arpeggio, separate bows

3 2 0 2

 4
  

    

4 1 3


1
  
1

4




   
4

 

1



Arpeggio, slurred bows


  43

 
2

3.2

4 1 3


1


3



1

4
    

4
  
   
4 
4   1 4
0
0
   1 2
    
 
2

or

D major, two octaves

Separate bows

 

1

4
  
4     
 1 4   1 2
  
0

31

4
4 1    

 

    
0

A major, one octave

Grade 3

Slurred bows




or




1
0
0
2



4
4     
 1 4   1 2
  

Arpeggio, separate bows

1
4
 





 
4





4 
4
  1 4
  1 2  0
   
2

3
4   
0

4




   
4

   

0

4 1 3


1
1


3

1  2

0



Arpeggio, slurred bows


3.3

3
4   
0

4 1 3


  
1

 

1

A major, one octave

Scale, separate bows


1 4
1
4 1
4 1

  4
       




 

4

or

32



Grade 3

E major, one octave


   44
   




1

   
  
1

Scale, slurred bows


4 1
1
1 4
4 1



    
 4
 
 
    
4

or


   44
  



 
4

    
 
1

Arpeggio, separate bows


    43


 

 

1



Arpeggio, slurred bows


   43
3.4


 

 

1



E major, one octave

Scale, separate bows


4
4
1
4 1
 4 1







   
 4    
1

or

4 1
4
 4 1





 4    

1
  1 4 
 

33

E major, one octave

Grade 3

Scale, slurred bows

4
4
4 1
1
 4 1







   
 4    
1

or

4
4 1

  4 1


 4     

1
  1 4 
 

Arpeggio, separate bows


   43 

4 1 3


 
3



Arpeggio, slurred bows


1
  3 1
  4   
3

3.5

4 1 3




E major, one octave

Scale, separate bows

or

4
4
1





4




 
4  

4
4
1
4
1
4             

4 

Scale, slurred bows

or

4
4
4
1
1





4




 
4  

4
4
1
4
1
4             

4 

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Grade 3

A harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Arpeggio, separate bows

4 1 3



3
4  



Arpeggio, slurred bows


3.6

4 1 3



3
4  
1



A harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

 0  

4


 4
 
   

0
3   0
1
0




    

  

or

 44
  





0
 0  
   

1

0
 3 



 
0

    

Slurred bows

0






 44
  





3
0
0
  0 




    

1

or
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A melodic minor scale, two octaves

Grade 3

 44
  





 0    0
  

1

3.7

3




   
0

   


A melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

 0  


4

 4
 
    
0
3       0
0
1




        

  
1

or

 44
  





   0    0
      

1

3 
0




 
0

    

Slurred bows
0
1
0
0  



4
 4
  





3
0
0
1
      0 



        

  

or
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Grade 3

A minor arpeggio, two octaves

 44
  





   0    0
      

3.8

    

A minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows

 43
  
1

0




3 0 2



 

3 0 2


Slurred bows

 43
  
3

3.9

3




   
0

 




 

1



D harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

1

4
    

1


  44 
    
4   1 4
  1 2  0

   

2

or

  44        
 1 4   1 2
  

0

37

 4 
4 1 

 
   

0

D melodic minor scale, two octaves

Grade 3

Slurred bows
1
4
 





 


  44 



4   1 4
0
   1 2




  
2

or
1
0
0
2




4

 4    
 1 4   1 2
  


3.10

1
4 



  
4

    
0

D melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

1

4 1  
   

  44       
4       1 4
0
0
   1   2







   

0

or

4
1    

0
0
2 1
  



4


 4    
   1 4 
0
 1   2    0

   

4

38

Grade 3

D minor arpeggio, two octaves

Slurred bows

or

4 1

    


  44       
4       1 4
0
0
   1 2










   
2

4





2 1
0
0
  



  44      
   1 4   1 2
0
0











   

4

3.11

D minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows

  43   
0

1
 

4 1 3


1




4 1 3


Slurred bows

  43   
0

3.12

1  2

0

 

1





Chromatic scale starting on D, one octave


1 2 2 3 2 2 1

      

 44        
0

        
1


39

Chapter 4
Grade 4
4.1

A major, two octaves

Scale, separate bows

or

4
4 1
4
1
1

  4 1




  4
   




3

1
1 4
 1 4  1 4








    
 

3
4
4    
1
4
1
  4 1


  
  4




  
1
1
4
1
  1 4    4
   
 
   

Scale, slurred bows


4
4
4
1
1
 

   4 1



 4
   




3
1
4
1 4
1
     4   1




    
 
1

40

Grade 4
or

B major, two octaves

3
4

4
1
4
1



  4 1




  4
   




4
1
1
1
4
1
       4


   

  

Arpeggio, separate bows


   86

3 4 2 4 1 3
 
 

4
 

  
1

Arpeggio, slurred bows


    86
4.2



3 4 2 4 1 3
 
 

4


 


1



B major, two octaves

Separate bows



or




4
4 1
2
1
4 1  


4

4       
4   1 4
1 4
2
   1 4

   
  


4
4       
 1 4   1 4
  
2

41

4
4 1    

 
1

    

C major, two octaves

Grade 4

Slurred bows


or

Arpeggio, separate bows

1

6

8   

Arpeggio, slurred bows


6
 

8  

4

4       
1
1 4
  4 
   

4.3

1
 

  

4

4       
4   1 4
4
2
1 4
  1 
   
 

4
1    

  
4

    

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 





C major, two octaves

Separate bows

1

4
    


 44 
    
4   1 4
1 4
   1 4
   

 
2

42

Grade 4

C major, two octaves

or

  
 44





 1 4   1 4
  

4

1
 4 
4



 

    
4

Slurred bows

1
4
 


 

 
 44 
    
4
4   1 4
1 4
   1 
   


2

or

 44        
1
1
  4 
  4 

2

Arpeggio, separate bows

1


 86
  
2

4




   
4

    
1

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 



Arpeggio, slurred bows

1

 
 86


2

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
43



D major, two octaves

4.4

Grade 4

D major, two octaves

Separate bows




or




1

1

4
    

4
 
   
4 
4   1 4
1 4
   1 4
    
2

4
4
1
2
1


4


4    
 1 4   1 4
  

4
1    

  
4

    
1

Slurred bows




or




1
4
 


 

4
  
   
4 
4   1 4
1 4
  1 4
    
2

1
1
2
4



4
4     
1
  4   1 4
  
4

44

4




   
4

    
1

Grade 4

G harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Arpeggio, separate bows

1
4
1
2


6
8   
3

Arpeggio, slurred bows


4.5

1
4
2


6


8 
2

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 





G harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

or

0
1
4
0

 4 0



 4
  




  
2
0
0
1 4   0




   

    

1 2 1
4
0
0

 4 0



 4
   



  
0
0
 4    0


    
  

Slurred bows


  44


    

 
   
0

1
2
0
0
   4    0


   
   

45

G melodic minor scale, two octaves


or


  44

Grade 4

   




4
     0


  

4.6

1 2 1
4
 


   
0

    

G melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

or

0
0
 4 0
0 1



 4
   



 
2
0
0
   1   4    0



        
  

0 1 2 1
0
0

 4 0


 4
    




  
0
0
   4    0

       

   

Slurred bows


  44

 
   


    
0


1
2
0
0
       4    0

        
  
or
46

Grade 4

B harmonic minor scale, two octaves


  44

  



 
   4    0

       


4.7

1 2 1
0
 







0

    

B harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows



or




4
2
4 1
1
4 1  



4
4       
4   1 4
2
  1 4  1 4

   


4

4       
1
4
 1 4 
   
2

4
4 1    

 
1

    

Slurred bows




1
 

  

4

4       
4
4   1 4
1 4
2
  1 
    

2

or
47

B melodic minor scale, two octaves




4.8

Grade 4


4
4       
1
1
4
  4 
   
2

4




   
4

    

B melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows



or




4
4 1
2
4 1
1
 




4
4       
4       1 4
2
  1   4    1 4
     

4

4       
1
4
   1 4 
       
2

4
4 1    

 
1

   


Slurred bows




1
 

  


4
4       
4       1 4
4
1 4
2
  1   
      

2

or
48

Grade 4




4.9

C harmonic minor scale, two octaves


4
4       
1
    4   1 4
      
2

4




   
4

   


C harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

or

4
4 1  
4 1
1


 4 2

  4        
4   1 4
4
2
1
1 4








     



   44        
1
   4   1 4

 
2

4
1    

  
4

    
1

Slurred bows


   44

 
   
4

1
4
 


 

4
4   1 4
1
1 4
2






   
 
 

or
49

C melodic minor scale, two octaves

Grade 4


   44       

1
4
1

4












2

4.10

4





   
4

   

1

C melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows

or

4
4 1  
4 1
1

 4 2



  
 4
   
4       1 4
1 4
2
   1   4


     
 
 


   44        
1
     4   1   4   
 
2

4
4 1     

 

   

1

Slurred bows
1
 

  


   44        
4
4       1 4
1 4
2
   1  










2

or
50

Grade 4

G minor arpeggio, two octaves


   44

  





1 4





   1   4

   
 

4.11


  86

3





0

Slurred bows


  86

 

  
0

1

6

8   
2

Slurred bows

    
1

2 3 1 3 0 2
 
 
2 3 1 3 0 2
 
 





B minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows

  
    
4

G minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows

4.12

1



6
8   
2

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
51





C minor arpeggio, two octaves

4.13

Grade 4

C minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 

1

 6

 8



2

Slurred bows
2



4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 

1

 6
 8    
2



Dominant 7th in C, one octave

4.14

 44

   




0

Dominant 7th in D, one octave

4.15

4
4        

4.16

Chromatic scale starting on A, one octave

Separate bows

 44

      
1

         
  
2

       

52

Grade 4

Chromatic scale starting on E, one octave

Slurred bows

 44

      
1

4.17

          
 
2

       
2

Chromatic scale starting on E, one octave

Separate bows
4  3
3 2
3 
2
2 3







4

 4       
2
0
1
1
3
2
4
1
2








    


1

Slurred bows

3

3     2
 

 44        
2
1
0
3
2
4
1
2







    

1

53

Chapter 5
Grade 5
5.1

G major, three octaves

Scale, separate bows


4
2 1   


0
0
2 1   


4

 4
   



 
4 4
   1 2 1 4
  1 2 0
0
0






 
 
4

or

4 4 4 



2 1     
0
0
0




 44



    
 1 2 1 4
0
0
  1 2  0


    

  
4 1

54

2 1

Grade 5

G major, three octaves

Scale, slurred bows


4
1




0
 
0
0
2 1   


 44
   




 
4 4   1 2 1 4
  1 2 0
0
0


 

 
1

or

4 4 4
  





2

0
0
0
1   

4


 4
  





 1 2 1 4
0
0
   1 2 0



    

  
4 1

Arpeggio, separate bows


4
1  1 3

 1 1 3 1 0 2 0
0 2 0 1 3 1  





 89


 
 
1

Arpeggio, slurred bows


4 1

3
1  

1 1

3 1 0 2
0
0 2 0 1 3 1 



9





 8

 
 
3

55

A major, three octaves

5.2

Grade 5

A major, three octaves

Scale, separate bows



or

1

2 1 2  
1


2 1   
1
0


4




4     
4    4
  1 4
0
  1 2 0

  
 
4

4





1 2  
4

0
2 1   
1
0


4


4 
 4   1 4
    1 2 0
0
   

    

1 2 1




Scale, slurred bows




1
 




0
1
0
2 1    



4
4        
4    4
  1 4
0
  1 2  0

 
 
4

or
56

2 1 2

Grade 5

D major, two octaves


4








1
2

0
1
0



4


4 
 4   1 4
    1 2 0
0
    

   
 
4 1 2




2 1

Arpeggio, separate bows


4
1  1 3

1 
 1 1 3 1 1 3 1
1 3 1 1 3 1 



9

8    
 
3

Arpeggio, slurred bows


4 1
1 
 3 1 1


1
3

1 3 1 1
3 1 1 3
1





9


  
8   

1

5.3

D major, two octaves

Separate bows

4
4 1  
1
1
4



  4 2


 4 
    
4   1 4
1 4
2
  1 4




   
 


or
57

D major, two octaves

Grade 5

4
1
1
4
 4 2






 4    
1
4
       1 4 
 

4
1    

  
4

    
4

Slurred bows

1
 

  


  

     44 



4   1 4
2
1 4
   1 4
 



 
   
4

or
1
4
1
 4 2




 4     
1
4



  1 4
 

 
4

Arpeggio, separate bows


1
 
   6

 8   
2

4




   
4

    
1

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 



Arpeggio, slurred bows

  6 2 4 2 1  

 8  
3

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
58



Grade 5

5.4

E major, two octaves

E major, two octaves

Separate bows
1

4
    


 
   44 
    
4   1 4
1 4
2
  1 4






  
2

or
1
4
4 1
 4 2






 4   
 1 4   1 4

  
 

4
1    

  
4

    
1

Slurred bows
1
4
 


 

4
1
 4 2
4 




 4 
 
4   1 4
2
  1 4  1 4


   
 
1

or
1
4
1
 4 2




 4    
1
1
  4 
  4 

 
4

59

4
1    

  
4

    
1

F major, two octaves

Grade 5

Arpeggio, separate bows


1
1
 
 6 2

 8   
2

4 1 3
 1 2 4
 



Arpeggio, slurred bows

1
4
2



   86   
2

5.5

4 1 3 1
  2 4
 



F major, two octaves

Separate bows
1

4
    

  
  44 
   
4   1 4
   1 4
1 4


  

sul G
2

or

4 1



4

 4   
 1 4   1 4
  

sul G
2

60

4 

4 1


 
    
1

Grade 5

F major, two octaves

Slurred bows
1
 

  

4
4
1






4

 4 

4   1 4
   1 4
1 4



  

sul G
2

or

1



  44    
1
1
  4 
  4 

sul G
2

4




   
4

   

1

Arpeggio, separate bows


1
1  
  86   
sul G
4
2

4 1 3
 1 2 4
 



Arpeggio, slurred bows


1
 

  86   
sul G
4
2

4 1 3 1
  2 4
 
61



G harmonic minor scale, three octaves

5.6

Grade 5

G harmonic minor scale, three octaves

Separate bows
4




4
0
 
2 1   
0
 4 0


 4
   




 
4 4
   1 2 1 4
    1 2 0
0
0





 

 
1 2 1

or

4 4 4 



0
0
2 1     
 4 0

 
 4




 1 2 1 4
0
0
   1 2 0






   
   
4 1

2 1

Slurred bows

 

4

1
0


0
2
4 0
   




 4
   




4 4
    1 2 1 4
  1 2 0
0
0







 
 
1 2 1

or
62

Grade 5

G melodic minor scale, three octaves

4 4 4






2 1
0
0
4 0
 





 4
 





 1 2 1 4
0
0
  1 2 0





    
  
4 1

5.7

2 1

G melodic minor scale, three octaves

Separate bows

 4



2 1    
0
4 0





 4




    
4   4     1 2 1
   4    1 2 0
0
0

      


        
 
4

or

1 2 1

4 4 4  




0
0
2 1     
 4 0




 4


 

 1 2 1 4
0
0
      1 2  0




        
  
4 1

63

2 1

A harmonic minor scale, three octaves

Grade 5

Slurred bows

 

4

1
0


2
0
4 0
   




 4
  





4 4
        1 2 1 4
      1 2 0
0
0

     

        

 
1 2 1

or

4 4 4
  







2 1
0
0
4 0
  





 4
  





 1 2 1 4
0
0
      1 2  0




       
   
4 1

5.8

A harmonic minor scale, three octaves

Separate bows
1

2 1 2  

2 1    
1
0



4

 4



   
4    4
   1 4
0
  1 2  0

 

 
4

or
64

Grade 5

A harmonic minor scale, three octaves

4





1 2  
4

0
1
0
2 1   



4

 4




 4   1 4
    1 2 0
0






   
  
1 2 1

Slurred bows
1
 


 
0
0
2 1    
1
 



 44


   
4    4
   1 4
0
  1 2  0




 
4

2 1 2

or
4








1
2
0
0
1
 


4

 4
 





 4   1 4
0
   1 2 0



    

  
4 1 2

65

2 1

A melodic minor scale, three octaves

5.9

Grade 5

A melodic minor scale, three octaves

Separate bows
1

2 1 2  
1


1
0
2 1   


4


 4




  
4        4
  1   4
0
    1 2  0

        

 
4

or

4  





0
0
2 1     
1

 44
 





 4   1 4
0
       1 2 0



        

  
4 1 2

1 2 1

Slurred bows
1
 

4 1


0

1
0
2 1    


4


 4



   
4        4
   1   4
0
    1 2  0

        

 
2 1 2

or
66

Grade 5

A melodic minor scale, three octaves

4

 






1
2

0
0
1
  


4


 4
  

 4   1 4
0
       1 2 0



       

   
4 1 2

67

2 1

B harmonic minor scale, two octaves

5.10

Grade 5

B harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows




4
1
4
1
2
4 1  



4
 
4 
   
4   1 4
1 4
2
   1 4

    


or




4

4       
1
4
 1 4 
   
2

4 

4 1 

 
1

    

Slurred bows




or




1
 

  

4
 
4 
    
4
4   1 4
1 4
2
  1 
    

2

4

4       
1
  4   1 4
  
2

68

4




   
4

   


Grade 5

5.11

B melodic minor scale, two octaves

B melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows




4
1
2
4
1
4 1  


4


4 
    
4       1 4
1 4
2
  1   4

      


or




4

4       
1
4
   1 4 
       
2

 4 
4 1


 
1

   


Slurred bows




or




1
 

  

4
 



4 


4
4       1 4
1 4
2
   1 
       
 
4

4

4       
1
1
4
    4 
       
2

69

4




   
4

    

C harmonic minor scale, two octaves

5.12

Grade 5

C harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows




or




1 

4
   

4

4      
4   1 4
1 4
2
   1 4
    

2

 
4
4      
 1 4   1 4
  
2

 4 
4 1 

 
    
4

Slurred bows




or




1
 

  

 
4
4      
4
4   1 4
1 4
2
  1 
    

2

4
 
4      
1
1
  4 
  4 
2

70

4



    
4

   

1

Grade 5

5.13

C melodic minor scale, two octaves

C melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows




or




4 1
 
   

4

4      
4       1 4
1 4
2
   1   4
      

2

 
4
4      
   1 4   1 4
      
2

 4 
4 1


 
   

1

Slurred bows




or




1
 

  

4
 
4      
4
4       1 4
1 4
2
   1   
      

2

4
 
4      
1
1
    4 
    4   
2

71

4




   
4

   

1

E harmonic minor scale, two octaves

5.14

Grade 5

E harmonic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows
1
4
 
   

  
 44 
   
4   1 4
1 4
   1 4

   

2

or
1
2
4
4 1


4

 4    
 1 4   1 4
  


4

1 



  
4

   

1

Slurred bows
1
4
 


 

4
4
2
1



4


 4 
 
4   1 4
1 4
  1 4 

  

1

or
1
1
4
2




4
 4    
1
  4   1 4
  

4

72

1 
4 


  
4

    
1

Grade 5

5.15

E melodic minor scale, two octaves

E melodic minor scale, two octaves

Separate bows
1
4
 
   

  
 44 
   
4       1 4
1 4
   1 4
2









   

2

or
1
4
4 1
2



4
 4    
   1 4   1 4
      


4

1




  
4

    
1

Slurred bows
1
4
 


 

4
4
2
1



4


 4 
 
4       1 4
2
  1   4  1 4




   

1

or
1
1
4
2




4
 4    
1
    4   1 4
      

4

73

1
4 



  
4

   

1

G minor arpeggio, three octaves

5.16

Grade 5

G minor arpeggio, three octaves

Separate bows
4
1  1 3

1 
 1 1 3 1 0 2 0
 9 0 2 0 1 3 1 



 8


 
 
3

Slurred bows
4 1
1 
3




1 1 3 1 0 2 0
 9 0 2 0 1 3 1 


 8



 
 
3

5.17

A minor arpeggio, three octaves

Separate bows

4 1 3
1

1 
 1 1 3 1 1 3 1
1 3 1 1 3 1 
 

 89    
 


3

Slurred bows
4 1

3
1  


1 1 3 1 1 3 1
1 3 1 1 3 1 
 

 
 89


 
 
3

74

Grade 5

5.18

B minor arpeggio, two octaves

B minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 

1

6

8   
2

Slurred bows


5.19

1


6
8   
2

Slurred bows


5.20



C minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows



4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 

1


6
8   
4

2
1  
4

6
8   
3

4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 
4 1 3 1 2 4
 
 





E minor arpeggio, two octaves

Separate bows
1
1
2
 

 86   
4

4 1 3
 1 2 4
 
75



Dominant 7th in C, two octaves

Grade 5

Slurred bows
1
 

 86   
2

4 1 3 1
  2 4
 



Dominant 7th in C, two octaves

5.21

Separate bows

3   1
2 1 3 1 3 2 0 2 3

  
 44
   




  

   
2

Slurred bows

3
1
2 1 3 1 3 2 0 2 3





  
 44
      

  
   
0

5.22

Dominant 7th in D, two octaves

Separate bows

3
0   2  2 0 2 0 3 1 3
0





4


 
4        
1

Slurred bows

0
2 3 2 0
 2 0 3 1 3 0








 
4
 
4         
1

76

Dominant 7th in B, one octave

Grade 5

Dominant 7th in B, one octave

5.23

Separate bows

 4 1   3 1   3 4 3 1 3

 4 

Slurred bows

1
4 3
 4 1   3    3   1 3
 4 

Diminished 7th starting on G, one octave

5.24

 44

 

 

 

 

Diminished 7th starting on D, one octave

5.25
0

5.26

3 1

 

 44  

 
2

Chromatic scale starting on G, two octaves

Separate bows

 44

       

       
1
1
2
1
2
3 4 0  




1

77

2  1 1 0  4 3  2 2

           
     
1

Chromatic scale starting on A, two octaves

Grade 5

Slurred bows

 44


      

    
   

    0  4 3  2 2


      

5.27

           
     
0

Chromatic scale starting on A, two octaves

Separate bows


      

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2
2
1
1
3  2 2  1 1 0  4 3
0
2
3
4








 
1

2 2 1 1 0 4 3 2
2 1 1 0 4 3 2 2
0






        

   

Slurred bows

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2

      


4


      
2

78

3   2  1 1 0  4 3
2

2
1 0 4 3 2
2 1 1 0 4 3 2 2
0






      

     
2

Grade 5

Chromatic scale starting on B, two octaves

5.28

Chromatic scale starting on B, two octaves

Separate bows

     
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2
2 3
 4 3  2 2  1 1 0  4
1
3
4 0 1




 
2

3
3 2 2 1
2 2 1 1 0 4 3 2
2







       

    
1

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2

3

3





 
0

       
3

79

 4  2 2  1 1 0 4
 
3

    1     3 2 2 1 1 0 4 3 2 2

       
 
3

Slurred bows

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