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Jumping over multiple strings quickly
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LyleA
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Hey everyone,

 

I have been working on FiddlerMan's arrangement of the Star Spangled banner.  On the third row of notes, just after the repeat section (sorry for not knowing all the correct terms) I have to jump an entire octave from a C played on the G-string to an open E.  The only way I have been able to do this so far and make it sound decent has been to actually take the bow off the strings, reposition, and start again.  Obviously this creates a short gap in the song that doesn't sound right.  When I try to roll it over from the G to the E, I keep bumping the D and A stings along the way and getting a nasty in-between sound.

 

Any advice?duncecap

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The transition is sometimes more of a "snap" than a gentle roll.  The snap gets you there where you want to be and in the short time you need.

Many things on the violin that sound casual are really very energetic.

On hitting other strings ..... don't.

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LyleA
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Thanks Oliver,

 

I figured that was what I needed to do.  I just don't have enough control over the bow right now to "snap" around so quickly and still hit my mark.  I just need more practice.

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Somewhere fiddlerman had a video on this buit right now I can't find it, I'll keep looking

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Fiddlerman
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January 31, 2012 - 11:10 pm
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Actually if you time the change well enough you can cross over the strings while changing bow directions. You only need to skip one string so keep your bow as close to the middle string before the change as possible without accidentally touching. May the cross as minimal as possible and time it really well.

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