• An ability to adjust intonation with accuracy.
  • A comfortable ability to shift to and play in 1st through 4th position (violin, viola, cello), and half through 4th position (bass).
  • A degree of familiarity with higher positions.
  • An ability to perform most major scales in three octaves with accuracy of intonation.
  • An ability to maintain a consistent inner pulse.
  • Increased dynamic dimension with nuanced dynamics to include ppp through fff
  • An ability to change tonal color.
  • An ability to blend with others.
  • An understanding of rhythms including whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, dotted eighth and sixteenth notes and rests; syncopated and triplet figures; 6/8 meter.