Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints
 

Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints

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Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    10:08 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

coghweeldogs
(5 points)

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

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Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    00:16 on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

-kevin-
(87 points)

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.

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Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    20:16 on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

sorens43
(3 points)

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!

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Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    17:10 on Sunday, March 16, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

smoon825
(28 points)

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

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Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    06:33 on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

trammie
(6 points)

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

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Re: Elgar Cello Concerto - Hints    17:06 on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

joet
(2 points)

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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