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Kabalewski Concerto Advice
Seeking specific technical advice on Kabalewski's Violin Concerto in C Major for an investigation into how violinists can utilise exercises/practice methods to overcome challenges.
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Sam Stevenson
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March 5, 2017 - 7:11 pm
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Hello, my name is Sam and I have been playing the violin for 12 years now. I usually teach myself music now as I no longer have lessons. I am learning the first movement of Kabalewski’s Violin Concerto in C Major.

Here is a link to the first movement:

Example 2: (Between Figure 7 and 8 of images)

Similar to Example 1, I have progressed quite quickly with the piece, up until the highlighted bracket area between Figure 7 and 8. I have had difficultijg

I know that slow practice is recommended as one of the most effective ways to practice challenging quick passages, but I have tried this and it has not been successful. I feel that the scenario is complicated a bit by the accidentals/non chordal notes and I was wondering if anyone had any tips, insightful advice or recommended exercises that could help me practice this passage?

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Example 1: (Between Figure 6 and 7 of images)

So far, I have managed to quite easily learn the part up until the section surrounded by the highlighted brackets. I have found this part quite challenging in terms of coordinating the fast movement of fingers for the left hand. When I play it, it sounds like my fingers cannot keep up with the tempo, as well as the notes seeming to jump in early and late randomly. I feel that this may not be a case of simply learning to play it slowly as these passages are played very fast and I was wondering if anyone had any tips, insightful advice or recommended exercises that could help me with my left hand coordination?

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Thanks heaps,

Sam.

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Fiddlerman
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When you say coordination, are you referring to the coordination between the left and right hand. There are so many great exercises. Which books have you used?

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Yes, exactly. It's coordination between left and right hands. It just doesn't sound very precise at the moment.

I have had a quick look at 'Practice' by Simon Fisher.

Do you have any recommendations?

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