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Toadeh
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August 13, 2013 - 8:51 pm
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Hello, everyone! I've got an audition coming up in a few weeks, and I just found out that there are two excerpts from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 that I need to prepare. The second, which I've posted a link to below, has a bunch of slides. However, I'm not sure how to approach the last one. In my 11 years of playing, I've never had to do anything like it. Any suggestions? Do I play that C on the G string and slide all the way down, or is there a way to slide across strings that sounds good?

 

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That is a really good question......Oh Fiddlerman!!!!!!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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What I always did on that is go back to 5th position on the last 3 eighth notes after the slide down to G natural but instead of using your 1st finger on the C, reach just a bit up to hit the C with your fourth finger and slide (not too fast, you've listened to the symphony right?) down as low as you can before switching the E to the G strong. The reason for playing that E on the G string is to get the fat juicy and loud sound. My bowing as a leader would be to use several quick bows down, up, down on that E right away and end real soft at the tip. With Mahler exaggerate the dynamics and observe that the dynamics just before are ppp. Play that whisper quiet.

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So if the slide starts high on the A string, should I expect to slide all the way down to an open A and then switch over to the E on the G string, or do I make the switch earlier than that? Listening to the recording below (33:06), it's hard for me to hear when the transition happens.

Also, thanks for the fingering suggestions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....6Tbi0Rfzs8

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Fiddlerman
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August 16, 2013 - 9:01 pm
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You don't ever need to go to the note. Just a long slide then grab the note.

This is one of my favorite symphonies BTW..... Well Mahler grows on you.

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