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Violin Lessons: Beethoven - Symphony #6, 4th Mvt "Storm" (2nd Violin), opening - 2 before Reh. C

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This short excerpt from Beethoven's
6th Symphony is kind of like an Olympic
It's very short, and you only have to do
one thing,
which is a controlled pianissimo.
Easier said then done maybe.
But it resembles the Beethoven 3 excerpt,
except without all the extra challenges
that that one brings.
However, the, the beginning is basically
the same.
You need to start with a controlled
pianissimo and
give yourself a little bit of cushion.
So you wanna rehearse the opening, which
we demonstrated also in Beethoven 3.
And, you rehearse, many times,
exactly your routine.
How you're gonna get to the string and,
and get off it for those first few notes.
this excerpt stays pianissimo the whole
However, it has a couple string crossings,
which you want to
anticipate with the arm, so when you play
rather than having your arm move
exactly with the string change.
You wanna have the arm lead just a little
That makes the smooth, th, that makes the
crossings smoother,
as if they were slurred.
So, when I'm on my way, for
example, from the G string to the D
I start moving my bow in that direction.
You can do the same with separate
bows by anticipating with the arm.
So that the arm leads the left hand.
So it's only 8th notes and
quarter notes that we have here.
The quarter notes don't need to be so
different from the 8ths.
So in other words, the finishing notes.
You can use a little diminuendo into them
so that they don't stick out.
No hint of an accent.
And they don't need much extra length.