How to do string crossings smoothly
Hi, so my teacher is making me work on Vivaldi’s G Major concerto and there are a lot of those semiquivers with a lot of strong crossings. How do I do it smoothly without the earrape sounds appearing everytine I do a string crossing?
My teacher always says to prepare as many fingers as possible
Preparing your fingers in advance is something you work on continually with every etude, study, and scale that you are assigned.
Not only prepare the fingers, but also the bow. The note before you are going to cross strings, the bow should already be leaning towards the next string.
Preparing fingers is part of it, but also I find slow practice helps me gain a good quality of sound out of a fast passage once I’m able to play it up to speed. The G major concerto is really good fun, good luck with it!