Spring From The Four Seasons

for violin

intermediate

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Uploaded July 14, 2014
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Practice Notes

Some of the techniques that students may have to work on in this arrangement of Spring are shifting into 3rd position and using high 3rd finger. When a beginner starts to learn to shift, the student should look through the piece to find all the shifts and then practice each one individually. Start with the note in 1st position and slur the bow as you move to the note in 3rd position. Then play it backwards again slurring while doing the shift. This allows the student to focus entirely on the changing sound during the shift so the muscle memory and ear skills can be trained. Many students have trouble with high 3rd fingers when they begin that technique as well. The hand must be trained to make a wide space between 1st and 2nd, as well as between 2nd and 3rd fingers. The danger is that either the 3rd will not reach up far enough or 2nd finger will drift sharp to accommodate the 3rd finger.

Practice Exercise Suggestions

Spring Shifting Exercise
E Major 2 Note Patterns

Song Information

Spring is the first concerto of the collection "The Four Seasons." This is a shortened and simplified version of the first movement of Spring, which is marked Allegro. Various scenes and creatures are represented musically in these very popular concertos. This movement starts with a melody in celebration of the beginning of spring, followed by the violins mimicking several different bird songs. Then, a flowing stream is represented by smooth slurred two note groups. Finally a spring storm arrives, with thunder represented by loud, fast notes in the low registers of the strings.

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