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Hansel and Gretel - Humperdinck - don't know how to play this!??
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Kiara
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July 24, 2015 - 10:52 pm
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Hey!

Hope everyone is well.

Here I am again, asking about something that has confused me with an orchestra piece. πŸ™‚

I am not quite sure how to play the following:hge.JPGImage Enlargerhsn-1.JPGImage Enlargerdhg.JPGImage Enlarger

They are some sort of harmonic I gather, but not sure how to go about trying to play them.

Thanks in advance. πŸ™‚ you are all the bestest

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HiΒ @Kiara ... I don't know the answer... But it is good to see you and see you are working on violin stuff!! Cheers and happy times!!!!!

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Aw thanks CPO πŸ™‚ I haven't been around much lately but I do check in every now and then to see what's happening. πŸ™‚

Hope you are well.

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Those are nasty!Β  WAY beyond my level, but I think they could be played in higher positions to make each note on a separate string for double/triple stops.Β  Quite a challenge, especially the last two examples.

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Yes, I thought they looked pretty nasty too Linda. πŸ˜‰

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Fiddlerman
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July 28, 2015 - 7:11 pm
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In an orchestra you play them divisi.
3rd finger light on the D string for the top part on the top picture you posted.

The second picture: Light 4th finger in the middle of the A string (in the location of A) and for the highest A on the same picture, light 3rd finger in first position.

The bottom A on the 3rd picture is played same as the second picture and the E is an octave (harmonic) E played with the light 4th finger app middle of the E string.

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Kiara said
Hey!

Hope everyone is well.

Here I am again, asking about something that has confused me with an orchestra piece. πŸ™‚

I am not quite sure how to play the following:hge.JPGImage Enlargerhsn-1.JPGImage Enlargerdhg.JPGImage Enlarger

They are some sort of harmonic I gather, but not sure how to go about trying to play them.

Thanks in advance. πŸ™‚ you are all the bestest

We played this in my orchestra a few months ago. In the orchestra we play such parts "a divisi" some players play the upper notes and others play the lower notes. The section leader generally decides who will play what. In the first picture you have a note you also have a fermata in which yoou would sustain the note as long as the conductor requires. In the second picture it is marked for the down bow. "mit dampfer" indicates that you should have a mute on. But if you are without a mute just play it with light bow pressure, softly, as it is marked double pianissimo , meant to be played soft anyways. Hope that offers some help.

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Fiddlerman
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September 20, 2015 - 7:09 am
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The little tiny circle indicates a harmonic. In the first picture you have a high D on the top note. That is two octaves above your open D. Touch the D string with your 3rd finger so that you barely make contact with the string. It's important that you are right on the spot. If you are high or low, it won't work.

Second picture the harmonic is an A. For the top divisi, use the 3rd finger on the A string and for the bottom one, use your forth finger approximately in the middle of the A string, 4th position with 4th finger (lightly, barely touching the string as described above).

Third image has a double stop harmonic, non-divisi on top (bottom player plays C# to C natural) using your forth finger across both the A and the E in 4th position, barely touching.

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