Need A Good Third Position Piece for Exploring New Technique
Can someone recommend a good piece that introduces third position (and stays in it a lot) for my student?
Have you worked on book 2 of Wohlfahrt's 60 etudes? There's also the violin & piano transcription of Fiocco's Pièces de clavecin, any number of baroque concerti, Reiding's concerto in Hungarian style, etc. I guess it depends on what your student's already played. The Vivaldi A minor has some 3rd position work, as does the Bach Double (which includes bonus 2nd position). The Wohlfahrt etudes are really good, though. Maybe not exactly melodic, but still musical.
There are a lot of simpler studies that suddenly become more challenging when you try to play them entirely in a single position. For example Kreutzer No. 2 can be played entirely in second position or third position with only a couple of "stretch" notes. Some of the Mazas studies have longer phrases/passages in third position as I recall.
What level is your student?
If you search the Huber Concertino on IMSLP and navigate to the page, scrolling down will provide an enormous list of student oriented pieces by position. Have fun choosing!
you want technique in 3rd position? Sevcik Op.1 numbers 12 to 20 ;-) joking aside, Matt's tip is very interesting, thanks Matt!
Thank you! Up until now I have used the Whistler Introducing the Positions book for years, but I'm looking for other ideas.
Hans Sitt Op 32 Bk II...Etudes in the 2nd,3rd,4th and 5th position. About 4 in each position. Bk I is strictly 1st position and Bk III is changing position. On IMSPL.
Also there is De Bériot pieces and duets in his method book, you can find it on imslp. They're position specific
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