Preparing for big repertoire(concertos, caprices)
I have been realising that I need to improve technique to play big concertos and caprices.
I'm currently playing Mozart 3( 1 mov+ 2 mov for the moment), Schubert sonatinas and my next one is Beethoven's two romances.I' m in sixth violin grade.
I'm learning scales with double stops(octaves, etc...) and I'm on Mazas/Kayser with Hauchard on positions(which is a bit useless because I masterise positions.I too play Schradieck 's studies
I'm looking for arpeggios/fastness improving so I can play more difficult piece.I'm too doing harmonics scales(may sounds weird)
How do you prepare, techincally big concertos (I'd like to play Mendelssohn and Bruch the next 2/3 years and would like to play Schubert rondo in A D 438 the next year)
Waiting for your answers
I question what is going on with playing Kayser etudes while playing Mozart 3 or a Beethoven Romance. The point of etudes isn't really in the beauty of the etudes, but rather to bring your playing up. If your etudes are way less difficult than the pieces you are playing, then you aren't getting anything out of the etudes you are playing.
Come to the big concertos with your technique already formed and solid. Most major concertos have a few tricks that feel semi-unique, or passages that are just weird and not well related to patterns you already have in your brain, but you want to spend your practice time on those bits, not on the mundane stuff.
Kreutzer etudes, Flesch scales.
If you want arpeggios, you will love Dounis.
I read Erin's response quickly and thought she was recommending loving donuts. :)
LOL I need donuts after just LOOKING at Dounis... ;-)
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