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In this piece, there are a few times where you need to move your 3rd finger from one string to a lower string while connecting them with a slur. There are two ways to do this. You can learn to move the finger from one string to the other very quickly so that the move can hardly be heard. Or you can press your 3rd finger between the two strings, which should press them both down effectively enough to get the correct sound from them both without having to move at all. This is similar to what is called a barre chord on guitar, where one finger presses on multiple strings. It will take some time to get the positioning of the finger just right, but this is a necessary technique for many other pieces as well, so its worth developing it.
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Träumerei (or "Dreaming" in English) by Robert Schumann is originally for piano solo, but is arranged for string quintet in the playalong. I used the excellent quartet arrangement by Hans Sitt and simply added a bass part. The piece is from his collection of relatively easy piano works called Scenes from Childhood (Kinderscenen.) Träumerei is one of Schumann's more popular works and has a delicate, floating beauty.