Slur, Ornament and Reach Development Exercises
from “The Slur,” p. 1
The slur is used in playing a progression of tones on one string as legato as possible. In cases where legato may not be the primary consideration, the slur is an effective device for applying accents of varying intensities to the first of two tones, the second tone being slurred. It can safely be said, also, that slurs are frequently employed simply as a means for executing successions of tones far more rapidly than would be possible if sounded with all the fingers of the right hand. In this respect, slurs are highly effective in playing all kinds of ornaments and various scale passages.