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Double Stops on the Violin
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Fiddlerman
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November 22, 2011 - 12:23 pm
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One great exercise to get started on Double stops is by Sevcik called Preparatory Exercises in Double Stopping Op.9 for the Violin.

In this tutorial I go through etude no.3 which is exceptional for pinpointing intonation in advance, correcting when combining the interval and for finding the correct bow arm angle.

Work on the intervals slowly while concentrating on intonation. Memorize the position of your right arm when on the double-stops and make as little movement as possible when moving over to the intervals. Apply even pressure on both strings when playing both notes together.

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November 22, 2011 - 9:39 pm
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Barry said:

Excellent lesson Pierre.  Im going to download and save this one. Although you say not to use vibrato, and I understand why, it did look like you were having fun there .

 

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Thanks Barry.  LOL, I had fun all of a sudden cause it didn't sound as bad. roflol Truth is that practicing is not supposed to sound great cause we should be focusing on our problems. Doing the tough stuff over and over to get it right.

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Ha-ha!! That was right in target! I choose THAT exercise for practice.. Are you psychic? roflNow i know HOW it has to sound =).. Thank You, Fiddlerman!! thumbs-up 

 

p.s. I like your "..D and the A angle as well.." face ~ 1:46 =)

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Yay! Thank you so very much Pierre! I noticed the D and A angle "face" too- made me laugh (; 

 

Glad too you chose the Sevcik exercise. The Bach might have been a bit intimidating (: 

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Nice hookah in the background, too.thumbs-up

Double Apple, or are you more like me and prefer the Coffee/Anise flavors? cool

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HeadCheese said:

Nice hookah in the background, too.thumbs-up

Double Apple, or are you more like me and prefer the Coffee/Anise flavors? cool

LOL, It is REALLY my sons. Someone commented on that on YouTube as well.
Not that I have anything against it, just that I've never tried it.

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QuicheLoraine said:

Glad too you chose the Sevcik exercise. The Bach might have been a bit intimidating (: 

I actually tried to do Bach but it was hard to talk about how to do the intervals. Check this out. The address is private so you won't find it on my channel. I watched it and hated it. Can't stand watching it.

Sneak preview for you guys before I delete it. LOL Did it at the same time as the Sevcik.

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Fiddlerman said:

... I watched it and hated it. Can't stand watching it...

I don't see a reason why... That was good!!! duncecap birthday_balloon

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November 24, 2011 - 2:04 pm
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Just listened again,

"People should be able to dance" WHAT WAS I SAYING, LOL

"Move forth"

roflol The problem with making these videos is that you sometimes have to listen to yourself.

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roflol You know, FiddlerMan, when someone plays like THAT it's really hard to concentrate on what he says... So that one can say everything he wants (maybe even other language), and will be understood...birthday_balloon Don't delete it!! duncecap

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Barry said:

Fiddlerman said:

QuicheLoraine said:

Glad too you chose the Sevcik exercise. The Bach might have been a bit intimidating (: 

I actually tried to do Bach but it was hard to talk about how to do the intervals. Check this out. The address is private so you won't find it on my channel. I watched it and hated it. Can't stand watching it.

Sneak preview for you guys before I delete it. LOL Did it at the same time as the Sevcik.

I hope you leave this up, Im interested in Bach pieces and would like to concentrate on this after the holidays. I think you play Bach beautifully. I need to add a couple classical pieces to my repertoire

 

@fiddlerguy- I don't hear or see anything, I repeat, ANYTHING wrong with this, and considering you were talking/instructing AND playing beautifully and with such feeling is even more impressive- what is to hate? Is someone being a little hard on themselves? And BTW, I have an oh so excellent ear! I have been listening to Perlman on Spotify play BWV 1001-06 (obviously a concert performance), ever since I bought the Schirmer book, so my opinion isn't based on the first time hearing it (: Please leave this up! Please? 

@Barry- Thank you for posting this! I appreciated Pierre's advice on this one, and it is good advice, the not allowing it to sound like an etude, in particular, and really feeling the music- Bach is perhaps more of a feeling, and not merely a technical skill. I have noticed both with Perlman and Pierre that it is the "phrasing" that really makes it- minute pauses, or slight changes in tempo with crescendo/decrescendo, those nuances that the music notation itself does not reflect. The Adagio he played is a Cantabile, which means "song-like", the violin is the voice (: BWV 1001-06 is dance music- lots of Allemanda, Minuet, Corrente, Sarabande, Bouree, etc.

I don't play as much Classical these days, but Bach to me is an essential (: 

You would like the Cello Suites (BWV 1007-12) solo violin arrangement, if you aren't already familiar with them (: You are probably familiar with the Prelude (BWV 1007), and the Bouree (Jethro Tull did a jazzy version). The Adagio Pierre played is from Sonata No. 1 in G minor (BWV 1001), and you can find BWV 1001-1006 here (I bought the book before I realized it was on IMSLP).

Thank you again, Barry, for posting this (:

 

           

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If you guys want, I'll leave it up. I just didn't feel like it was helpful in any way after listening to it. I tried making a video because you suggested it but didn't know what to say in regards to the chords. I have a lot of ideas about phrasing but it is easier to play than explain. I just hate watching myself sometimes and this is a perfect example. I never use a script. Just turn on the recorder, talk and play. Never know what will come out of my mouth. I crack myself up sometimes. exactly

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Barry said:

.......I think from now on when I share a tune,I'll open by playing it then talking about it.

That might work better for me too. cool I guess I am too lazy to plan anything out.

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I do love that piece. I enjoyed the video too. smile

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Well it sure helped me FM! And you have been helping me too Barry! 2 different styles of playing. You guys will have to give me a little while longer and I will show you how to plays the blues on that fiddle!jimi-hendrix 

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Look forward to seeing those blues videos MGN cheers

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I am so glad I am a regulare on this site, I am always learnin sumtin

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LOL Robert :-)
We are glad that you are too.

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