Glinka/ Bartok

April 8, 2005 at 07:09 AM · I have school orchestra auditions coming up. Well, this is it guys! This decides whether or not I will be first chair next year.The auditions are on the first few lines of the Ruslan and Ludmilla overture, and a simplified version of the Bartok Roumanian Folk Dances for string orchestra. I also have to play 3-octave G and D major scales. Is there any advice you guys have on this music that I should know about? Please help me. Being first is very important to me. I really appreciate it. Thanks!!

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April 8, 2005 at 11:11 AM · Greetings,

Russlan and Ludmilla: practice with all the Galmian rythms. Practice slowly but with the degre eof left hand presusr eyou would use for faster playing or you will never get comfortable at sppeed.

Everytime the glorious theme other than the champagne runs come make sure you are thinking in one large beta to a bar and not mentally counting a fats two. If you do the latter it destroys the muscial line which needs to be long and sweeping,

Cheers,

Buri

April 8, 2005 at 11:33 AM · 3 octave G and D major scales: In tune. Check it with a recorder, and if anything isn't in tune work on whatever is causing it independently.

May 1, 2005 at 02:55 PM · Is the stroke needed to play the fast notes in the Glinka, a sautille motion?

May 8, 2005 at 02:56 AM · Hey, how do I get through all those fast notes in the Glinka without slowing down or getting really tired?

May 9, 2005 at 07:26 PM · Relax and move efficiently. Don't think "note-note-note-note-note" for 5 minutes. You'll go nuts. Think "scale------scale--------scale------."

May 20, 2005 at 08:12 PM · CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TECHNIQUE I NEED TO WORK ON TO MASTER THE REALLY FAST NOTES IN THE GLINKA?

May 20, 2005 at 08:16 PM · see buri's post, that is more or less what you need to do.

for the bow, learn how to play on the string with small small bows but very solid contact point and minimal physical exertion. if you master this you will be able to play the pagnini moto perpetuo four times in a row without getting tired.

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