Lesson 19, the combination of the 2nd and 3rd grip.
In this lesson we will start with only the changing of the 1st finger.
Place the low 1st against the nut of the violin, the high 1st goes against the 2nd finger,
So we use the 2nd finger as reference. (If you get used to this now, let me tell you that we use fingers as references all the time in the positions).
Be sure your 2nd finger stays on its place with a low first.
(It may want to move along downwords).
Downloads of pages and backing-tracks are the buttons below the video.
- Lesson 19
- Note Names
- 93 100BPM
- 93 120BPM
- Spiccato 1
- Spiccato 2
- Spiccato 3
- Preparation 95
- Preparation 97
- Preparation 98
- 99 135BPM
- 99 160 BPM
- 99 185 BPM
Lesson 19 combination of the 2nd and 3rd grip.
This is the actual lesson where I will explain everything there is to know about the combination of the 2nd and 3rd grip. (For now with only the first finger).
Be sure to master this video before moving on to the next tabs.
- 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”.
A new bowing technique: Spiccato, from the Italian word “Spiccare” (Separate).
We have quite some ways to play separated notes, like Portato and Martelé, where the bow stays on the string, and the Spiccato, where the bow bounces or jumps on the string.
This video is about the bouncing/jumping technique.
We will study this later in the course, but for now I will explain what it is.
Here it is, the Menuet by J.P. Lully (Barok composer).
You are the first violinist in the string quartet on the Backing Track.
(Download under the video).
100a C minor
In the combination between the 2nd and 3rd grip we will add the 4th finger now.
So we have a low or high (normal) 1st finger, and a low or high(normal) 4rth finger.
Look at the key signature (and fingercharts) to determine the placements of the fingers.
In this scale the 4th finger on the G-string is normal (the note D), the 4th finger on the
D-string is low, against the 3rd.
Beware of the huge distance between the high 4th on the G and the following low 1st on the D.
101 Un Historia De Amor (A Love Story)
This is a nice Bolero written by the Panamanian songwriter Carlos Eleta Almarán.
The melody is normally sung very freely.
The written score is normally just a reference.
The first round I will play it quite straight, just as it is notated, after the repeat sign I will play it more freely as an example.
You might notice the left hand “slides” I make, you can see them clearly in the left-hand insert-window.
Also the timing is more free, as I would say, as if I am singing it.