Benjamin Bergmann

Fit in 15 Minuten

Warm-ups and Essential Exercises for Viola

for: Viola

Music lesson book

Item no.680882
Author/ComposerBenjamin Bergmann
Languagesgerman, english
Scope60 pages; 23 × 30 cm
Release year2018
Publisher/ProducerSchott Music
Producer No.ED 22850
17.50 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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Fit in 15 Minutes is intended for occasional players who are very short of time and want to maintain and improve their viola technique in a concentrated and effective quarter of an hour. They can also be used at the beginning of a longer practice or rehearsal session.As the technical precondition of beginners and professional violists vary, each exercise is offered in three levels of progressive complexity:

Level 1: Exercises for beginners

Level 2: Exercises for advanced players

Level 3: Exercises for tertiary students and professionals

The division in three levels provides didactic transparency. It is not meant to create boundaries, but serves as a stimulation to identify correlations, to polish basics or to conquer new technical challenges.


  • Bow changes
  • The two-note-exercise
  • Shifts of same distance
  • String crossing at the frog and the tip
  • Extension exercise
  • The five-note-exercise
  • The four-note-exercise
  • Shifts of increasing distance
  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Double stops
  • Left-hand pizzicato
  • Vibrato exercise