Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints

Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints

    
Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    10:08 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007          

coghweeldogs
(5 points)
Posted by coghweeldogs

Heh, yes. Tricky.

Obvious tips would be practising the scalic figures slowly (yes, helpful, eh? ), and maybe in different rhythms (swung, double-dotted, bunches of three), strictly in tempo. So when you go back to doing it in straight quavers, it seems easy by comparison!

I always found that it was difficult to get the top note to ring out cleanly - it ended up, with my initial fingering, on finger 3, which just didn't have the strength to be reliable. So I tried out different fingerings. Ended up with quite an unorthadox fingering, which ended up (I seem to remember) with 1-2-1-2-1-2-2 (for the final note, finger 2 just rolls onto its side, sort of. Hard to explain). Probably not the most pro fingering, but it worked for me, at the level I was playing at!

That's my input, anyway. I'm sure there are far better players who would shudder at such 'solutions'...

Tom


Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    00:16 on Tuesday, October 16, 2007          

-kevin-
(87 points)
Posted by -kevin-

Omg i love that song i would listen to it over and over...but i would never play it for a competition...because i knew i would prob be compared to jacqueline dupre. but it so pretty.


Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    20:16 on Tuesday, October 23, 2007          

sorens43
(3 points)
Posted by sorens43

Using different rhythmic figures is a great tip. If you continue to struggle w/ it, break down the scale and practice each position change individually. Itís very time consuming, but it will help. good luck!


Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    17:10 on Sunday, March 16, 2008          

smoon825
(28 points)
Posted by smoon825

once youre in thumb position for fast upward scales, 1-2-1-2-1-2-3 sort of a standard fingering


Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    06:33 on Tuesday, April 01, 2008          

trammie
(6 points)
Posted by trammie

cant give any help, but its an amazing piece. good luck!


Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    17:06 on Wednesday, April 02, 2008          

joet
(2 points)
Posted by joet

Hey i have been looking for this song forever

does any one know where i could get it for free

thanks


   

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