Musical and technical concepts reinforced in The Swing:
- 3/4 meter and a swinging feel
- Bow control – bow distribution and fluid bow changes
- Option for vibrato on long notes
- Option for exploration of 2nd and 4th positions; extended 3rd position
This entire piece can be played in first position, except for the last note. Students have the option to experiment with the suggested fingerings and positions to explore different tonal colors. Regardless of choice, prioritize ease of movement and a balanced hand.