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Lesson 13

1 Pizz on D - Solo
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2 Pizz A Pizza! - Solo
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1 Pizz on D - Duet
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2 Pizz A Pizza! - Duet
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The G string fingering is written here:

Pencil the numbers in on the rest of the music.

Key Points:

 

  • Remember you are learning a STANDARD pattern for your left hand.

  • Pieces 28 & 29 now focus on applying the finger pattern you learned the D string now to the G string.

  • Sometimes students go a little flat on the G string (move them ever so slightly towards you).

  • As usual, to start do a bowhold check,  do a whole bow warm up, play fingers 0, 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, 0 on the D string and check your tuning. You might do this on the G string too.

Remember:

 

  • To get going pluck through each piece once or twice.

  • Then try with the bow the Student's Track until you feel confident to move on to the duets.

  • Go from plucking to bowing and back to plucking until you are confidently bowing each piece.

  • Don't be in any rush to 'get it right straight away' - being patient will pay off in the long run.

  • Go over previous videos if you think something's not right.

  • Most 'horrible' sounds occur because of a tense right hand causing the bow to 'tremble,' 'bounce' or be 'scratchy'.

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