Does anyone have specific suggestions for how to learn the Mendelssohn violin concerto first movement? My niece is playing it and my sister asked me for suggestions. I don't feel like I learned it properly back when I played it and was hoping there were others who had some good ideas for how to practice it.
My first thoughts would be to do the basics: click exercise, scales and arpeggios, open strings, octaves and thirds, scales on the E string to get through the first page, something amongst Schradieck/Sevcik probably. I figure there's probably a Kreutzer or two that's setup perfectly for the purpose. But since I never really learned the piece properly before, I feel like I'm only guessing at a good approach.
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