I just began working on the 2nd violin part of Dvorak's New World symphony, and I'm having a bit of trouble with one of the tremolo's near the opening.
There are two half note tremolo's to be crescendo'd from piano to forte and decrescendo'd back to piano, and I was hoping I could get some tips on how to accomplish this. Currently I'm beginning the tremolo towards the tip of the bow making short strokes a few millimeters in length with the side of the bow hair. Then to crescendo it I tried simply adding pressure to my stroke, however this hasn't been very successful in my practice.
Should I perhaps attempt to increase the length of my bow stroke progressively to accomplish the effect, or maybe even try to turn my bow to add more hair to the stroke? I'm really not too sure how to go about this so any tips would be appreciated!
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