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Dotted, dotted 16th, or sorry yes,
dotted 16th, 32nd note city here with, and
with double stops.
I mean, a totally new challenge here
It's very hard to do the dotted rhythms as
it is, but
now with double stops, and so this is a
particularly good challenge for you.
We've talked about dotted rhythms and how
to play them accurately,
and I've I've expressed my concern about
dotted rhythms being
played as something kind of like a
triplet, kind of like a swung feel.
It's sort of a jazz feel, this kind of
kind of feel.
Sort of triplet feel.
One and a two and a three and a four and
So it's important with this
that they have a sharper more sort,
a more military kind of [LAUGH] feel to
In fact that's where that dot, the dotted
rhythm comes from,
is from a lot of marches.
This is essentially a march type of feel,
and a march was a very popular
mode of composition of a very popular type
of piece to write in this time period.
So the key with that, again is keeping, if
you see in,
right in the pick up to measure one.
If you see the starts with an open B then
an open G and
then an open D on the fourth string.
The key is keeping the open G, which is
the 32nd note, very soft and let
it trip very lightly off the I finger and
then put more weight on the downbeat note.
On the destination note, if you will.
On the direction note which is the D.
Another example here coming into
the second half of the piece measure ten.
We've got, it's really hard to do.
The hand, both and, of course,
it involves a slide too, as if it weren't
difficult enough.
But the,
the double stop here at the B and the D,
have to be played very softly and it
should feel very light in your left hand.
Your left, your left hand has to be very
empty of tension.
So that,
so that it can in a very relaxed, but
very quick manner shift into the [SOUND] A
the C [SOUND] on the following measure, on
the measure 11.
[SOUND] So each of these, really, I would
recommend practising alone to put in
some isolation on them, or a breakdown,
where you.
Like this, and you can even break them
down to the two note level just
this, just practicing that as a move.
Just to see how sharp you can get them.
How quick and
light you can get them,
but in the end it's really a rhythmic.
Thing and so it's bes to be, to practice
them within the context of the rhythm.
This fingering here measure
9, 10, 11, 12 and
measure 12 going in to 13.
He has that, on measure 13 he has the
downbeat as a one on, on that.
That's fine if you can make that switch
from the second string
with the one on the second string to the
third that's fine.
I'm, I'm also going to recommend
that you just keep sliding the second
figure down on the same string.
Two, two, two.
And then replacing the third finger on
that fourth string E on the second eighth
note of that, of that measure 13.
For me that's just a little bit easier to
handle that quick dotted rhythm that way.
Again, dotted rhythm craziness here I
would double stops on number seven.
So good luck and I look forward to your