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I have bought the schradieck book one and I’m after any advice on how on earth do I do this? It’s a bit intimidating ( I know it’s my choice) all those notes! So does anyone have any suggestions on how I go about practicing? Obviously I’m talking beginner. I’m thinking I can maybe do 8 notes per bow but all the groups are different. Do I just pick two groups of four and keep playing over and over again?
Any suggestions would be amazing !
Just do 4 notes per bow to begin with, if you want. Legato is not as easy on the right hand as it seems. Also the bow change after every 4 notes will give you a chance to accent the first note of each group of 4 and keep it firmed up. The main thing is to get good strong rhythm in the left hand. Then the bowing can be worked on until you can play a whole line with one bow.
@Katie M As FM says, slow and easy. Beware of tension (experience talking!).
When I want to practice etudes for specific improvement, I like to go to Kayser's Op 20 (36 Violin Studies). They are nicely musical, progressive and cover most bowing and fingering issues, just not as concentrated as Schradieck, but more fun to play (for me).
Bob in Lone Oak, Texas