How to play those harmonics from Kayser...???
This is Kayser No.29.
In the edition I played 20 years ago, there were no harmonics in this piece at all. However, in this other edition, there are some harmonics (circled in red) and I am quite confused how I should play these notes.
Because I would not expect a student at Kayser level to play artificial harmonics in third and fifth.
And I even don't know how to play a harmonics placed under a note!!
So... Does anyone know how to play it?
Please help me out!!!!
Yes here to help
Let me get the explanation on harmonics i wrote on Ray chens video :looking for the reply button haha , ok so , for those in fourths ( take the g string) , open string G then third finger slightly touching C , so thats a fourth away , will give you the G 2 octaves higher , so the G on the E string in first position . so in fourths its always the note on the bottom that goes 2 octaves higher . If i press on A and slightly touch the D ( on the same string ) i get what? i get the A 2 octaves higher :) . In most paganini pieces youll see the harmonics writing so with the losanges in white and their meaning or effect on another staff :) . ( Auer recommends practicing until the B on the E string because beyond that its out of the violin range , but u can still do it.)
Well at least let me finish what i was saying xD
Jeewon obviously. Well. Whoever wrote it should be hung in the name of musical notation he almost or she gave me a stroke
Jeewon is correct; those are not harmonics. Those are simple showing you where to place your finger for the next note in preparation. You should be placing your finger on both strings-on the note as well as on the diamond which will get you ready for the next note.
Mary-Ellen this is my first time seeing this notation. Do you know when it started appearing?
This notation for note preparation has been around for over a century. You can see it in the 1915 edition of the Kayser etudes, published by G. Schirmer. It's explained in the instructional text at the beginning of the book, right before the first etude begins:
They would've made for a more interesting piece tho ;)
A fingered harmonic is any harmonic that you've given the finger.
Wow, thank you all so much!! Especially Jeewon and Ahmed;-)
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