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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.
Never mind maneuvers, just go straight at them.
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.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
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