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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?
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?