Studies for Air Varie No. 4 (Opus 89) by Donizetti
Please help me by suggesting the Studies before playing Air Varie No. 4 (Opus 89) by Donizetti. It is having 2 variations. Please mention, in detail about the preliminary studies required before playing Air Varie No. 4 (Opus 89) by Donizetti.
I don't remember any special challenges in this, but you'll need solid intermediate technique. 3-octave scales and arpeggios in Bb will help you a lot. Most of this is in 1st and 3rd position, with a couple of octave harmonics (on A and E strings) and a couple of basic shifts from 3rd pos up to 5th on the E and A strings. You can just isolate those and practice them. Slurred 16ths, spiccato 16th, some basic double stops in 1st position. Give each variation its own character. Vibrato on the cantabile sections.
Thank you Scott!! It would help..
I'm not sure any preliminary studies are required if you've achieved the necessary skill to play them. In essence they're etudes themselves, designed to help you improve various aspects of your technique.
I'm currently studying:
I don't know Vivaldi concertos by op. numbers but If you're playing the Bach double you're fine to study the Op. 89 Air Varies.
Thank you Ryan, I will start with the #5 of Opus 89 by Donizetti. In addition, could you help with some technical exercises which would be required?
Sure, I'll help if I can.
For improving my intonation and right hand movements (which I must improve most importantly), I'm working on Sevcik Opus No 2. For Kayser, I was doing Study no. 7 last.