Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level

Preliminary Exercises for Double Notes (2)

Exercise Pattern 1

And finally to the exercises themselves! Using a modulation pattern from the previous chapter, add the wrist choreography to the following exercise. Begin very slowly, and don’t attempt to go through the whole exercise in all keys yet as it does take quite a bit of concentration. Stop very often and pause for a moment before repeating, or continuing. We are after a musical-sounding result: Light triplet semiquavers, leggierissimo A projected quaver line with crescendo – diminuendo hairpin shaping Add colour and variety to your sound as desired, and experiment with dynamics (make it...

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