Hi! This is my first time posting here. Anyway, I am currently auditioning for an honor orchestra in September and it is my last year to audition so I really want to get in. The repertoire required this year are:
-3 octave G Major and D Minor Scale, quarters and sixteenths(4 per bow)
-A first violin excerpt from the third movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
-A first violin excerpt from Schumann's Second Symphony (Schumann Scherzo)
-A solo piece to play 2 minutes 30 seconds of
I started practicing for this audition in July and I'm getting the scales pretty well; also, the Beethoven is coming along nicely. I have chosen the Third Movement of the Bruch Violin Concerto as my solo piece, and believe it or not, the tenths and other double stops are manageable. However, the Schumann Scherzo has been giving me trouble as every time I play it it sounds muddy and unclear. I've tried slowing it down but it doesn't seem to help. Do you have any tips on how to work up the tempo and solve coordination issues? Any tips and advice will be appreciated!
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