I had to make a new topic of this.
In the 'how to play fast' topic by Bethany Daniels, I asked if there was any way to now whe you could play 'fast enough' for an average orchestra position.
Jean Dubuisson came back with a neat test: if you can play Fiocco's Allegro at 120 that was fast enough.
You can hear many, many versions on youtube as its a Suzuki book staple (and has been a teaching staple long before that) - in Book 6 if thats handy.
Even the greats have recorded it:
grumiau (#38 on this full DVD - which is fantastic by the way)
But noone plays it as easily asa menuhin
An interesting piece as its accessible to players form earlyintermediate to advanced - all depending on the speed/musicality that its played at.
Note however, that the annotations vary greatly - a lot have been added to the Suzui verson.
I found I could barely play it at 80 - there are some devilish decorative trills in the middle - so I have a ways to go.
Also, as raised on the prevoius topic, I wondered if advanced players could sight read this at 100 at least or, and this is the interesting part, whether they had to go through a similar learning process albeit much faster than those of us back in the pack...
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