I am currently learning the Haydn A major concerto and I am struggling to keep the double stops voiced evenly at bar 36. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
What a lovely concerto to be working on! For this, I suggest a lot of slow practice, try and keep an even bow stroke across the strings you need. Bar 36, and the few bars before require your hand to be relaxed, try not to tense when you are playing the double stops, and it will come a little bit more easily.
It isn't necessary to keep the notes sounding as written. Figure out what is melodic and what is harmonic. Then bring out the melodic. All the notes don't need to be sounded as written. A good example is bar 40. The quarter notes e done't need to be sounded for the whole value. They are harmonic and doubles the bass-line.
Try leaning more on the g string than the d string. This is because the height of the g string gets a lot lower when going from 1st finger to 3rd and 4th.
Some good suggestions. Thanks a lot
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