Finale or arpeggio (or both?)Posted: April 6, 2011
This morning, Danielle told me to learn the first two measures of the Finale. Looking at the entire finale, my mind pretty much shut down:
But if we narrow in on just the first two measures, we see that it actually doesn’t seem that bad.
After further education, I learned that it’s just an A-minor followed by an A-major arpeggio, another learning aid for fledgling (and not so fledgling) violinists. Learning it was surprisingly easy. Playing it on the other hand:
I actually just slur two notes at a time because it seemed a little too fast for me. As you can see in the music above, six notes should be slurred. Now for the bad news.
Danielle just gave me this assignment; I had no idea how it was really supposed to sound, most notably how fast it’s supposed to be. Also, she wants me to slur all 12 notes. Wonderful. Here’s Danielle:
Comparing her’s and mine, it’s not altogether clear that we’re even playing the same thing. I think I have a bit to go on this one.