The Copland Third Symphony excerpt
here is all about rhythm and pitch.
The style is actually a pretty natural
Maybe a fiddling style.
Not all of Copland's music is rodeo, open
but, but this excerpt is pretty
You don't need to do anything fancy with
You can sort of play it like you learned
in the beginning.
Basically just back and forth except that
you have accents to add.
So, that, that provides the challenge for
This ex, this excerpt gets quite high.
there's some fingerings you wanna choose
Shift in some advantageous places where it
won't be heard.
There's one especially big shift where
it's important to use the guide finger.
That's where you have three Gs in a row.
So I like to not find the first finger E.
But, feel it with the hand, so
that right before I play the high G.
I'm able to run my hand right up against
the body of the instrument and
I know that,
that that's a first finger E.
So you want to give yourself time to do
that in the moment because that's, that's
a big shift.
Other than that, you want to keep the
There are ties and syncopations that come
Let's look just in the very third bar of
The rhythm really plays
against the written meter.
You know where the beats are, but you
shouldn't let the committee hear that.
You wanna play the accents so that it
sounds in the style that it's written,
ya, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba.
Then it shifts right back to being on the
So, you wanna pace yourself in this
It's a lot of loud, strong playing.
So you don't need to add too much extra
articulation and tire out your arm here.