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Violin Lessons: Kreutzer 32

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>> Kreutzer #32 is all about the
independence of the fingers, and,
as always, evenness in the quality of
You want to prepare the descending fingers
as you did with an earlier Kreutzer etude
that didn't have double stops involved.
So I set my fingers when I start.
Here I leave my fourth finger down as I
will almost every bar because it's in
position for the next note.
So when possible you want to reach in this
etude rather than shifting so
that everything sounds as smooth as it can
And every time you shift it's likely that
you're going to
be matching a pitch that was already
So listen to make sure those match.
and as always
you can use dotted
rhythms to help
even things out.
You'll also want to be aware of the bow
pressure on each string.
Because especially with long bows like
this, incorrect
bow pressure can actually change the pitch
It can also wreck the sound quality, but
sometimes, even without affecting
the quality that much too much bow
pressure too far away from the bridge will
lower the pitch and make you think that
you're hand isn't doing the right thing.
So, keep the hand loose and
relaxed, bow smooth, and
prep those descending fingers in this
two-voice independent finger exercise