kreutzer etude #33
I am working on this etude which is mostly double stops in thirds. While I can manage playing them in separate bows, playing double stops in slurs is a bit challenging for me. I tend to stop between notes and the whole thing lacks any singing quality. Any advance?
How's your tension situation? I find playing legato double stops requires extreme relaxation, which for me is something I've only recently achieved while working on several double stop challenges including the one you mentioned.
If you have not done 36 do that one first.
Slur 2 double stops at first, master that. Then move on to slurring 3 double stops, etc. Bow control and distribution of bow pressure are, I believe, the main concerns in slurring double stops.
It may not be all that different, but maybe in your scale work in thirds, after playing the first time in separate bows, try again slurring two notes; maybe not so much faster, but you can work it up.
Dont op. 37 is awesome, and several of those are much harder than Kreutzer=)
I don't think harder is called for here. I agree with Christian that slurring two thirds at a time as part of scale practice is a good approach.