Wohlfahrt studies opus 45

October 24, 2020, 2:50 PM · I was wondering how advanced the violinists on here think wohlfahrt study 60 is, I know its a beginners book of studies, but I am struggling with this one, I would value the opinions of those whose knowledge is far greater than mine.

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October 24, 2020, 5:24 PM · If that’s the one full of octaves and double stops, it’s quite difficult. I would consider it advanced intermediate at the very least.
October 24, 2020, 6:24 PM · It is the one you mention, and my question is answered thanks, I intend trying it note by note, amd see how far I get.
October 31, 2020, 3:01 AM · Wohlfahrt op 45 is interesting. The first book is one of the benchmarks of student repertoire. The second book continues basic instruction while incorporating third position.

And then, near the end, he for some reason decided throw in some very difficult caprices. Some people think it's annoying; I find it genius. It forces students to find a new level.

No. 60 should be practiced separate bows without regard to ryhthm until the double stops can be played cleanly with a pure tone. Heavy bottom note, soaring top note. Only when this is mastered should the slur be incorporated.

IMO the ratio should be somewhere around 80% bottom note 20% bottom note.

Remember - if the bow is too slow the resonance will fail. Even at the beginning stages of learning this etude the bow MUST have a decent flow.

November 14, 2020, 10:45 AM · "IMO the ratio should be somewhere around 80% bottom note 20% bottom note"

Isn't that make 100% bottom note? ;-) I think you meant one of these to say top note, but which one?

November 14, 2020, 11:05 AM · I think it is obvious that it is the second one: "heavy bottom note".

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