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last revised 3/3/2005

I Position
Gamut
Keep 1st finger on the string when playing with 2nd finger.

? c .. b # # b n ..
Keep 1st and 2nd fingers on the string when playing with 4th finger.

G String

0 1 1 2 2 4

? .. b # b n ..
D String

0 1 1 2 2 4

? .. b # b n ..
A String


0 1 1 2 2 4

? .. ..
E String


# 1 # 1 2 2 4b # # b n b
0

? .. ..
B String

# 1 # 1 2 2 b 4 # # b n b
0

String Crossing
# #
? .. ..
# # #
# 2 4
#
0 1

b b b b
? .. ..
b b b
0 1
2 4

? .. # # ..
# # #
0 # 2 #
1 4

? .. b b
b b b b
b ..
0 1 4
2
? .. # # ..
# # #
# 1 #
0 2 4
7
Bentgen Music
I Position
Replace 2nd finger with 1st finger on upward shifts.
Shifting
? 68 .. # # b b .. .. # # b b ..
Replace 1st finger with 2nd finger on downward shifts.

G String D String

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

? ..
# # b b .. .. # # b b ..
A String E String

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

? .. ..
B String

1 # 2 1 2 # 4 b b
4 2 1 2 1
0 0
Replace 4th finger with 2ndfinger on upward shifts.

? 68 .. # # b b .. .. # # b b ..
Replace 2nd finger with 4th finger on downward shifts.

G String D String

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

? ..
# # b b .. .. # # b b ..
A String E String

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

? .. ..
B String

1 # 2 4 2 # 4 b b
4 2 4 2 1
0 0

? c .. # # b b # n
.. .. # b ..
G String D String

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

? .. # n .. .. ..
A String E String

# b # # n n
0 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1
0

? .. ..
B String

1 # 1 2 # 4 n 2 b 1 1
0

8
Bentgen Music
I Position

Diatonic Shift
? 68 .. # # .. .. # # # ..

G String D String

1 2 4 4 2 1 4 4
1 2 2 1

? .. # .. .. ..
A String E String

# # b
1 2 4 4 2 1 1 2 4 4 2 1

? .. ..
B String

b
2 4 4 2
1 1

? # # # # 3 .. #
B Major Chromatic Scale

# 8 1
# 4 0 #
1 2 2 4 0 2 2 4
0 1 2 2
? #### # n n n
#
2 4 0 1 2 2 4 4 2 1 0 4 4
0 1 2 2 1

? #### n n n ..
# n n n n
0 4 4 2 1 0 4 4 2 1 0 4 4 2 1
.
0

9
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? ####
B Major

# w w w w w
B E A E B

w w1 w w0 w1 w4 1 2 2 1 4
w w
1 0
w w w
0 4 4 1 0

Dominant Seventh

? ####
Six-Four D


E A A E


Tonic A A

1 1
B E E B B E E B

#
1 4 1 1 4 1
4 1 1 1 1 4
0 4 4 0 2 2
0 0 0 0

Exercise
? #### c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

#
Use bowings
on page 2.

? ####
#

? ####
#

? ####
#
1 1 21

? ####
#

? ####
.. .. .. ..
#

? # # # # ..
# .. .. ..
w

10
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? bb b b w w w w w w w
Cb Major

bbb w
B E A E B

w w w w w w
w w1 4 0 1 4 1 2 2 1 4 1 0 4 1
0 0

Dominant Seventh
Six-Four D

? bb b b
E A A E

1 4 1 1 4 1
A A


Tonic B E E B B E E B

bbb
4 1 1 1 1 4 0 4 1 1 4 0 2 2
0 0 0 0

Exercise
? bb b b c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

bbb
Use bowings
on page 2.

? bb b b
b b b


? bb b b
b b b

? bb b b
b b b
1 1 2 1

? bb b b
b b b


? bb b b .
. .. .. ..
b b b

? b b b b .. .. .. ..
bbb
w

11
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? #### w w w w w w
E Major

w w w w
E A D A E

w w w 0 1 4 1 2 2 1 4 1 0
w w w
0 1 4 4 1 0

Six-Four

Dominant Seventh
? ####
D D


E A A E E A A E


Tonic G


A D D A


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

Exercise
? #### c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.



Use bowings
on page 2.

? ####


#
? ## #

? ####

1 1 2 1

? ####


? ####
.. .. .. ..

? # # # # .. .. ..
.. w

12
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? ### w w wG w w w wD w
w w w w
A Major

w w w w
A D A

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

Dominant Seventh

? # # # D A
Six-Four

D


E A A E
Tonic G G


A D A D D A


4 1 0 0 1 4
1 1 1 1 0 0
0 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 4 0 0

Exercise

Play slowly at first.

? ### c
Play faster as left hand strength develops.


Use bowings
on page 2.

? ###

? ###

? ###
1 1 2 1

? ###


? ###
.. .. .. ..

? # # # .. . . .
. . . w

13
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? #### ## w w w w w w w
C# Major

# w
B E A E B

w w w w w w
w w4 1 1 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 4 1 1 4
1 1

Dominant Seventh
Six-Four
? #### #
E A D A E
A


Tonic B E E B B E A E B

##
1 4 4 4 4 1 2 1 4 4 1 2 4 2 1 4 4 1 2 4
2 2 2 2

Exercise
? #### # c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

##
Use bowings 1
on page 2.
2
? #### #
# #

? #### ##
#

? #### #
# #
4 2

? #### #
# #
1
1 2

? #### # . . .. ..
# # . .

? # # # # # .. .. .. ..
#
#
w

14
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? bb b w w w w
Db Major

bb w w w w
B E A E B

w w w w 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 4
w w w w
4 1 1 1 1 4
1 1

Six-Four Dominant Seventh


? bb b A E
A

bb
B E E B B E A E B


Tonic E D A


2 1 4 4 1 2
1 4 4 4 4 1 2 2 2 2 4 2 1 4 4 1 2 4

Exercise
? bb b c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

bb
1
2
Use bowings
on page 2.

? bb b
b b

? bb b
b b

? bb b
bb
4 2

? bb b
b b
1 2 1


? bb b
b b .. .. .. ..

? b b b .. .. .. ..
bb
w

15
Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? #### # E w w w w w w wA w
# w w w w w
F# Major

w w w
A D E

4 1 1 4 1 2 4 1 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1

Six-Four
D G
? #### # D A
D


E A A E E A D A E Dominant Seventh

#
Tonic

1 4 4 4 4 1
2 1 4 4 1 2
2 2 2 2 4 2 1 4 4 1 2 4

Exercise
? #### # c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.


# 1
Use bowings
on page 2.
2

? #### #
#

? #### #
#

? #### #
#
4 2

? #### #
#
1 2 1

? #### #
# .. .. .. ..

? # # # # # .. .. .. ..
# w

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Bentgen Music
I Position
Use bowings on page 1.

? bb b b E w w w w w w w w w wA
w w w w
Gb Major

bb w w
A D E

4 1 1 1 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1

Six-Four
D A
Dominant Seventh

D

? bb b b
E A A E E A D A E


Tonic D G

bb
A

1 4 4 4 4 1
2 1 4 4 1 2
2 2 2 2 4 2 1 4 4 1 2 4

Exercise
? bb b b c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

b b
Use bowings 1 2
on page 2.

? bb b b
bb

? bb b b
bb

? bb b b
bb
4 2

? bb b b
bb
1 2 1

? bb b b
bb .. .. .. ..

? b b b b .. .. .. ..
bb w

17
Bentgen Music
I Position

w w w
Use bowings on page 1.

? # # # # wA w wG w w wD
w w w w w w w
B Major

#
D A

1 4 1 1 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1

Dominant Seventh

? # # # # D A D A
Six-Four D


G E A A E


Tonic

G

#
A D A D

1 4 1 1 4 1
4 4 4 4 1 4 4 1 2 2
2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2

Exercise

Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

? ## # c
#
#
1 2
Use bowings

? ####
on page 2.

#

? ####
#

? ####
#
4 2

? ####
#
1 2 1

? ####
.. .. .. ..
#

? # # # # .. . . .
# . . . w

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Bentgen Music
I Position

? b b b b wA w wD w w w w w w w w wD w
Use bowings on page 1.

w w w
Cb Major G

bbb
A

1 4 1 1 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1

Dominant Seventh

? b b b b D A D A
Six-Four D


G E A A E

1 4 1 1 4 1
Tonic G

bbb
A D A D

4 4 4 4 2 2
2 1 4 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2

Exercise
? b b b b c
Play slowly at first.
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

bbb
1 2
Use bowings

? bb b b
on page 2.

bbb

? bb b b
bbb

? bb b b
bbb
4 2

? bb b b
bbb
1 2 1

? b b b b .. .. .. ..
bbb

? b b b b .. .. .. .. w
bbb

19
Bentgen Music
I Position

w w w w w wD w A
Use bowings on page 1.

? #### w w w w w www www


B Major

w w1 w1 w1 4 1 1 4 1
G

#
B E A D E B

w w w
w w1 4 0 1 4 w
2 4 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 w w w w
0 4 1 0
0

? #### D A E B D A E B
Six-Four

#
Tonic G


B E A D B E A D G

4 1 2 1 4 4 4 1 2 1 4 . 0 4 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 4 0 .

0 0 0 0
Dominant Seventh

? ####
D A


E A

#
E

1 4 1 4 1 4 1
w
2 2

Play slowly at first.


Exercise
? #### c
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

#
Use bowings

1 4 0 1 4 1 1 1 4 0 1 4 1 1 4 4 0 1 4 1 1 4 1 0 1 4 1 1 4 1 1
0

on page 2.

? ####
#
4 1 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 2 4
1 1 4 1 1 4
4 1 1 4

? ####
#
4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 4 1 1 4 1 1 1
4 1 1 4

? ####
#
1 1 4 1 1 4 1
0
1 4 1 1 4 1
0 4
4 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 0 4
0 4 1 1 0

? # # # # 3 .. n
Whole Tone Scale

G
# 4
A

n
B E D

#
1 4 1 4 0 1 4
1 4 0 1
0
? #### n n # ..

A

# n n
D E B

4 1 0 4 4 1 0 4
# .
1 1 4 1
20 0
Bentgen Music
I Position

G w w w w
Use bowings on page 1.

? bb b b w w w w w wD w w A
ww w w w w wwwww
Cb Major

bbb w
B E A D E B

w w
w w1 4 0 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 0 w4 w1 w
w
0 0


Six-Four
? bb b b
bbb
A E B G A E


Tonic D B E A D B E A D G
D B


4 1 2 1 4 4 4 1 2 1 4 . 0 4 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 4 0 .
0 0 0 0
Dominant Seventh

? bb b b
E A

bbb w
A E

1 4 1 2 2
4 1 4 1

Play slowly at first.


Exercise
? bb b b c
Play faster as left hand strength develops.

bbb
Use bowings 1 4 0 1 4 1 1 1 4 0 1 4 1 1 4 4 0 1 4 1 1 4 1 0 1 4 1 1 4 1 1

0

on page 2.

? bb b b
bbb
4 1 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 2 4 1 2 4
1 1 4 1 1 4
4 1 1 4 1 4 1 1

? bb b b
bbb
4 2 1 4 2 1 4 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 1
1 1 4 1

? bb b b
bbb
1 1 4 1
1 4 1 0 1 4 1 1 4 1 0
4
4 1 1 4 1 0
4 1
1 1 4 1 0
4 1

0

? b b b b 43 .. n n
G


Whole Tone Scale A

bbb n 0
B E D

1 n 4 1 4 0 1
4 1 4 1
0
? bb b b n D ..
E

bbb
A B

4 1 0 4 1 0 4
n .
1 4 1 4 1 0 21
Bentgen Music