Sevcik Changes of Position and Preparatory Scale Studies Op. 8
Title:Sevcik Changes of Position and Preparatory Scale Studies, By Otakar Sevcik, Published by Barenreiter.
Sevcik's technical studies comprise four levels of progression. The first level, Violin School for Beginners Op. 6; the second level is made up of Changes of Position and Preparatory Scale Studies Op. 8 together with Preparatory Exercises in Trilling Op. 7 and Preparatory Exercises in Double-Stopping Op. 9. These are followed by School of Violin Technique Op.1, School of Bowing Technique Op.2 and Variations in an Easy Style Op. 3.
Sevcik emphasizes the hands movement along the fingerboard thus achieving sureness of intonation and quality of tone. Op. 8 is comprised of 56 exercises, changing positions on each string always starting from the 1st position.