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A little bit of Pizza - oh - I meant pizzicato
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BillyG
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January 6, 2017 - 9:35 am
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I'm working on a multi-part arrangement for the piece "Elizabethan Serenade" by Ronald Binge.    The final full arrangement will have several vln parts, a couple of viola parts and a cello line.  This will take a few days to finish as I'm busy with other things - but - so far I have a Vln 1 part that unfortunately reaches 5th position....  

I'll keep it for those that can easily do it - but in the meantime - I've made an "easier" vln 1 part that stays in first.

It's a strange thing - I know a lot of "introduction to violin" courses start off with just finding the notes and playing pizzicato - something I have missed out on.  Oh - I can pluck the occasional note - but for some reason my fingers get confused.

I need more practice. 

And this little opening 21 bars could be a nice little exercise - it certainly is for me.   Try playing the indicated notes pizz and then try bowing, staccato.   Nice little tune, nice bit of exercise - 

Attached: pdf sheet, mp3 synth version, musescore file - Enjoy....

 Elizabethan-Serenade-vln1-easier-first-21-bars.mscz

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Fran
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January 6, 2017 - 10:37 am
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I'll participate with the pizza!!!!

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Fiddlerman
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January 11, 2017 - 9:42 am
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Now you guys got me hungry. LOL

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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Hi Bill. 

When I was taking lessons (the first 6 months of playing) using the Essentials Books. My teacher started me of plucking/ Pizz.  I always hated it.  She used to laugh.  I think there is something to be said for it.  I teach my grand daughter to pluck here and there when she is frustrated and she likes it. 

🙂

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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MACJR
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I bought the first two Essential Elements books, and took one look at all that plucking, skipped it, and bought different books.

The EE books do have good information in them, especially for absolute beginners, but I was not interested in spending so much time doing Pizz.

I still have those books, and may go back and do those lessons at some point though.

MACJR

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intrepidgirl
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I played with a group last year and we learned the piece "Romanian Train Song", which has some of the violin parts playing pizz.  I had never done it before but it was a great effect, and something I could actually master (as opposed to some other violin skills which take a bit more work). I believe pizza would help me do it better though. 🙂

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Tis better to pizz after pizza.  Its easier to clean strings than bow hair.

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