Greetings first Post
Been playing violin for about 20 years give alor take a couple years never had an instructor so it kinda discouraged me from practicing when I played in middle school so I only got to the intermediary level
Probably thee technically advanced piece I have played is the two following
Bach: Double Violin Concero
Pachellebelle: Canon in D
I'm wanting to play more challenging pieces as far as chords are concerned as well as something that might require a bit more dexterity from a faster tempo/subdivisions and something that would allow for me to practice higher positions I would prefer not to bite off more than I can chew but would appreciate any pieces that any of you guys can suggest so I can improve upon what I already know I'm looking at pieces for chords and found the Chaconne by Bach as well as the passacaglia by biber
Which leads me to my question
In Chaconne literally the first chord in the piece is a D F A which I don't know how D and F could be played together they are on the same string the F and a could be played together but the A could be a little harder to play because second finger would be on the D string the D and A could be played together easily I heard something on a video about this piece about "Voices" could someone explain?
Furthermore there's a chord on the passacaglia that's a G on D B on A and G on E your fingers would overlap and be impossible to play neither of these pieces are written to be played Da Vici so I am clueless on how to tackle them any help would be appreciated
Very respectfully, the Chaconne is way, way beyond your skill level. Please don’t waste time and effort on it. It is a piece for professionals and extremely advanced, near-professional students. (Though to answer your specific question, the opening D is played with the fourth finger on the G string.)
Thank you for the Clarification I haven't really been looking at the violin or the piece very long but I still don't understand the fingers would still overlap while playing it
I would strongly recommend that you get a teacher. A good teacher would know best how to tailor your lessons to help you reach your playing goals.
Also, I'm not sure what you mean by the fingers overlapping, but one way to think about it would be to build the chord up from the bottom. First 3rd finger G on D, then 1st finger B on A, followed by 2nd finger G on E. It's very possible.
Hi Blake, it would benefit you immensely to play in other positions and realize how double stops can work. Personally I'd play that D with 3 on the G string, so I can play F with 1 on the D string--but this all depends in general what comes before and after (not just in the Chaconne). There are so many possibilities when you are comfortable all over the fingerboard. In fact, the Partita #3 has string crossings on the A and E where the notes on the A string are higher than those on the E string!
If the prospect of "getting violin lessons" seems expensive to you, what you might do is ask one of your local teachers if you can pay just by the lesson, and schedule two lessons for now. At the first lesson the teacher can hear you play, correct any gross errors in your posture and hand positions, recommend maybe a different chin rest or shoulder rest (if you use these), and suggest a few pieces and studies that would be at the right level to work on. That should take about an hour and might cost you $100 depending where you live. I have to say that without at least that much tutelage you're probably just wasting your time. If $100 is beyond your means then maybe there is a local community-orchestra member who would help you for less than a professional violin teacher, but their advice won't be as good.
About Carmelo de los Santos playing for Isaac Stern. Why didn't Stern bring his violin?
Telemann 12 Fantasias for solo violin are much more accessible than the Bach Sonatas and Partitas and good music.