Lesson 15, the beginning of book 2!!
This lesson is all about double stops, playing 2 notes at the same time!.
The first tab is the hard work, all about how to study this challenging technique.
Practice this first before moving on to the fun part (the other tabs).
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Lesson 15 Double Stops
Double Stops, playing 2 notes together, is quite a challenging technique which requires some serious practice. First we will look at the right hand, the bow. We will see that 4 things are important to master: – Bow placement – Bow pressure related to: – Bowing speed – The angle of the bow Then we will look at the left hand: – 2 open strings – Placing the fingers on the top string together with the open string below – Placing the fingers on the bottom string together with the open string above As usual, master everything explained in this tab first before moving on to the next tabs. First the hard work, then the fun, right?
- Am I playing too fast?
Hover over the video, click on “1x” and choose your speed.
- Do you want to repeat part of the video?
Hover over the video, click on “AB” then set the beginning point with “i” and the end point with “o”.
This is a slow exercise to play on the top string and combine the bottom string. See to it that your fingers don’t touch the bottom string, so move them away from that string when you place your fingers. If this is one step too far, play only the top notes first (without the open string) and feel the melody. After that play both. This is quite challenging, I know, don’t worry, with practice you’ll get there for sure!