Speed Drills

I was listening to a Ricky Skaggs album the other day and it struck me that I just don't play as fast as those Big Dogs. So, here are some speed drills. They're working for me - hopefully they'll work for you!

Drill No. 1 is a scalar drill using every note of each key in 1st position (more positions to follow). Here's the trick: I offset the rhythm of the starting note by an 1/8th each time. I also alternate starting on down-bow and up-bow. It's tougher than it looks - give it a whirl!!!