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Violin Lessons: Mahler - Symphony #9, 3rd Mvt, 7 after Reh. 41 - 7 after Reh. 42

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[MUSIC]
In third movement of Mahler's ninth
symphony there's yet another misprint in
many sets of parts.
So let's, let's go over that right away
cuz it's an important one.
Before rehearsal 42, four bars the second
note should be an E natural and
it should be an octave higher than it's
printed.
So from one bar before
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and I prefer to play that as a,
as a harmonic actually with the third
finger.
But that's an E natural and up an octave
from how it's printed.
Now the main purpose of this excerpt is to
test exact rhythm especially
through rests.
There are lots of starting and stopping in
this excerpt.
So each start requires a clean sound,
that means from the string and it requires
exact rhythm.
So the eighth notes needn't be too fast,
they just need to fit in the rhythm even
though it's a quick tempo.
They, they, they just fall exactly as they
lie, make sure to count all the way
through those rests, requires a lot of
patience, this one.
If you'll look you'll see that there's one
set of eighth notes that has dots and
all the rest of them don't have dots.
In this instance, I do make the
difference,
because the set of eighth notes with dots
should have a lighter bouncer character.
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As it gets,
as the sound gets stronger after that I
gradually get more on the string but
I think it's important to articulate those
with some lightness,
that's what we do in this section as well.
Let's go right back to where that misprint
is and
I'll show you my fingering to get around
that.
So starting a couple bars before, I'm
already in fourth position.
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Now, that moves me up a position
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as I say, I play that as a harmonic
[MUSIC]
but if you notice,
my first finger is still on that F sharp
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and that allows me to not have to jump
back down blindly for the next notes.
[MUSIC]
So I shift down to a two on that E
natural and then I stay in position.
[MUSIC]
I leave my first finger on my D.
So I'm leaving fingers down whenever I can
for a consistent pitch.
So here's the whole passage
around the misprint a little slowly
[MUSIC]
and then finally back down to third
[MUSIC],
and with a fingering like that or
something similar where you can leave
fingers down,
not have to be shifting around,
especially at such a quick tempo,
you'll have more consistent pitch
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