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Violin figure playable?
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:47:36 AM »
On the face of it it looks perfectly playable, but I think there would be a string crossing.  This figure would repeat several times at an accelerating tempo eventually reaching quarter note equaling about 100 or so. 

 
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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 09:00:59 AM »
I don't see it as problematic. fingers: 1-2-3-4 1-4-3-2. The violinist has 3/4's of a beat to move finger 1 from the D to A, then back again--no biggy. :)
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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 10:54:33 AM »
Thanks Ron.  I may have mislead you with my example so I updated it.  Basically that figure will repeat some number of times without break and lead into something else.  But since there is a string shift I didn't know if it was doable or if I should indicate slurs differently. 
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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 11:08:54 AM »
Steve: the Eb and the Bb would be taken with the 1st finger, so there's plenty of time for any string changes. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Only the Bb would be on a different string. A violinist would probably avoid using an open string on the A, so fingering Eb (1st finger), F (2nd), G (3rd), A (4th), switch string to Bb (1st finger), then back to D string, 4th finger on A, etc...
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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 11:28:45 AM »
Steve: the Eb and the Bb would be taken with the 1st finger, so there's plenty of time for any string changes. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Only the Bb would be on a different string. A violinist would probably avoid using an open string on the A, so fingering Eb (1st finger), F (2nd), G (3rd), A (4th), switch string to Bb (1st finger), then back to D string, 4th finger on A, etc...

Ok great.  I think Ron was saying the same thing.  Thank you both for the confirmation. 
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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 08:40:53 PM »
I guess I can use this old but relevant thread to ask a question:

Is the attached cello passage playable for a professional player at the tempo?

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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 07:05:10 AM »
it should be.
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Re: Violin figure playable?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 07:17:04 AM »
Thanks!