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Canon d by pachelbel
Help with bowing
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June 2, 2024 - 6:01 pm
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Can anyone help with bowing instructions invthe girst part of this piece? I dont know how many notes should be played with each bow stroke or when to change bows on the fast part.  Like after line 34

June 2, 2024 - 10:46 pm
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June 3, 2024 - 12:01 pm
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You can play it without slurs like displayed on this video that shows the sheet music while he plays it:

But I don’t think that’s typical.  I think most folks play it with some slurring.

There are different ways that you can play it, but I’m attaching a copy (that’s from IMSLP) in which I’ve written in the bowings/fingerings that I used when I learned to play it.  This copy has longer slurs than the way I’ve played it, so I’ve annotated how I break those up.

Hope that helps.

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June 4, 2024 - 8:16 pm
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Thank you.    I found this video last night.   


June 4, 2024 - 8:20 pm
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I’ll try it your way.  Appreciate you

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