Okay, here's the scenario:
I've just played through four pages of continuous sixteenth notes for the Preludio of Bach's E Major Partita. The piece comes to its climax, and then I hear, inserted in the place where a V7 chord would be played, a perfect emulation of a goose call. I could've taken this sound hunting with my husband and we'd've brought in an entire flock of honkers! I cringed and finished with half-hearted disgust, mentally asking forgiveness as Bach cleaned out his ears in his grave.
I want to practice chords and double stops. I've been doing the thirds in the Flesch scale system. They are not so great, but I've learned a couple of things about centering my hand position from that Basics book. I do octave exercises in Kreutzer. Don't 35, # 1 seems to be over my head. What would be a logical progression so that I can nail those chords when they come up in my music? Trott, melodious double stops? What else? I dream of someday playing Bach fugues on the vioin, but for now they only make my dog search the sky for falling fowl. What are some tips for creating accurate thirds, fourths, fifths, etc?
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