Etudes for Allegro, first movement from Concerto in G, Op 3 No. 3, RV 310 by Vivaldi
Could you help me with the list of etudes for developing the mentioned piece? This is a Grade 5 piece, and I would like to know the etudes for it. Please consider myself as a Suzuki Violin method 4 level player.
Thanks in advance!!
Just do it.
Agree with above. Just do it, so long as you have played suitable pieces beforehand leading up to this. The main Etudes books were all written after the French Revolution when there was a significant rethink in the approach to violin technique (even detache etc). This is not particularly useful to you for earlier baroque music in my opinion.
You could create an etude out the piece by slurring the notes (the notes in each beat for instance) instead of playing the notes seperately at first as written.
Thank you everyone for giving me various suggestions. :)
Fast, baroque détaché being my bugbear, I couldn't find a use for Raymond's suggestion.
I often do as Raymond suggests: slurring shows up mushy finger action, which is one of the main reasons for a poor détaché. At this point, string-crossings should be also be very light and swift.
For the baroque bow stroke on 8th notes/quavers, I find that the most common problem is that students start the stroke with the bow suspended over the string with thumb tension, instead of letting the stroke start with the bow already sinking on the string naturally. I suggest to try placing the bow on the string then take the bow hand thumb off (or just tap it quickly off and on, if you haven't developed this ability yet). This ensures that there is no lifting tension from the fingers. Then all you need to do is move the elbow and wrist with energy to start the bow stroke, followed by immediate relaxation.
I like John's bowing suggestions. I teach even my beginners a short, light, collé-like stroke, especially useful on viola, as well as the deeper swung stroke. There are no straight lines in nature...
I think most teachers have taught Wohlfahrt and/or Kayser by this level, plus possibly Schradieck and Sevcik. (I vaguely recall working on Mazas at that level.)
I'd have said the concerto IS the etude. Let's face it: It is not one of Vivaldi's great inspirations.
Hi Koustav, I am a student as well.