No. 17 – C Major Exercise in Thirds, Sixths, and Octaves


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Thirds, Sixths, OctavesThese scales in 3rds, 6ths, and octaves are very good for you, both technically and musically. They are so good that the great Mauro Giuliani composed etudes based on each interval in a number of different keys. The etudes are part of his Op. 1. To save time just start by practicing the scale versions shown below. Make sure to be on your fingertips with curved fingers that clear the string below. These have the potential to stretch the muscles so be careful and take breaks to let them recover. Play as legato as possible.

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