The aim of this study is to indicate behaviours which should be considered and applied in changing position in violin education in accordance with the opinions of violin trainers and violin artists who have served and still serving in State Conservatory and Department of Music Teaching in Faculty of Education.
In this study, source scanning method and interview method have been used in order to reach data. In source scanning which has done, domestic and foreign data were gathered. In interviews which have been had, experts have been asked questions about Sevcik exercises, Sevcik Op. 8 and changing position; and their opinions have been taken. Data obtained in these interviews have been tabulated with their percent-frequency values.
In this study, it was concluded that, in order to correct changing position, first of all, a comfortable stance and grip are necessary; the left hand should be positioned correctly in the violin fingerboard; the thumb has an important function in changing positions moving up and down; the left hand should be flexible and soft. It can be concluded that changing position should be done using glissando but glisando should not be made feel.
In conclusion, this thesis argues that Sevcik Op. 8 is a very important source about study of changing position; it is helpful for strengthening the fingers, for providing control of changing position and for solving intonation problems; but changing position cannot be limited only to Sevcik Op. 8 and it should be supported with the help of different sources.
Key Words: Music Education, Violin Education, Shifting Position, Changing Position, Sevcik Op. 8