Playing Double Notes at the Advanced Level

Preliminary Exercises for Double Notes (3)

Practice Suggestions

Sometimes the notation we see on the page conjures up certain associations. Semiquavers (16th notes) often feel like they should be fast, but of course the speed of any note depends on the chosen (or given) tempo. In the first stages of learning something new it can be helpful to imagine it as though written in slow note values. Here is the start of the first exercise written in crotchets and dotted minims, with an andante marking: Playing both voices legato to start with is an extra challenge – you might find it helpful to practise the...

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