I'm searching for a piece that lets me practice 5th position and basic double stops
Hi. I'm at around a "Vivaldi A minor level". I'm learning 5th position and double stops. Can you recommend me a piece that meets my level and at the same time lets me play some 5th position and some basic double stops? I have clear preference for baroque music.
Thank you very much.
Although not a "piece", but technique books I used (and still do)
It would be very useful to practise two-octave scales in 5th position.
You may try to work through some easier Bach Like adagio g minor or Sarabande D minor. I found it very useful for developing double stops. Kreuzer is also very useful.
"I'm learning 5th position and double stops."
Yes Paul, second your point. G think practicing 3rd and 6th are very useful too.
Thank you everyone for your answers.
Solos For Young Violinists bk 2, edited by Barbara Barber, has several pieces that might fit the bill! I don't have it in front of me to pull all the titles to mind, but there's a Rieding with great 5th position work about 2 pieces in and several more following,plenty with double stops. I think there may be a 5th position piece at the end of bk 1 as well but it's escaping me at the moment. These are also great pieces for bow and interpretation work! I would consider most of bk 2 a bit more advanced than Vivaldi a minor, but a logical step up if your vivaldi is really solid.
Hey Miguel, I think you've gotten a lot of good advice here. Practicing yours scales and getting to three octaves is big, and the Schradieck that Paul suggested is really great since it doesn't ask you to do a lot of different technical stuff at once. I would say Kreutzer is the first book of etudes that will have you in 5th position, since looking at Dont Op. 37, there isn't a single one that has more than just a moment in 5th position, but Dont Op. 37 is still good to do before Kreutzer, and Kreutzer may be a bit much for you at this point (but I could be wrong). I would just say to encourage the balanced diet of pieces, scales and etudes and to not try and get too far ahead of yourself.
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