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  1. Update: If I remove Gabriel Fauré Violin Sonata No.1, Op.13 Allegro Molto Then I'll have to find a replacement piece from the syllabus in major key, a slow tempo and from the classical or romantic era, having a duration of about 12:22. It can't be a concerto or solo piece either. Otherwise, the whole programme will be in minor key, andonly having the Bach Andante being slow. Am I over-analyzing or has programme choices always been this tedious?
  2. I see. I'll have to change some of the repertoire.
  3. What does 'all rather serious' mean?
  4. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll have to make some adjustments then...
  5. The ABRSM guidelines strictly stated violinists must have accompaniment for pieces that are meant to have one. As much as I'd love to learn the second and third movements, they are not included in the current LRSM syllabus.
  6. Hi. Hahn has been playing some of the hardest violin pieces ever (Ernst, Ysaye, Pagagnini and Bach) in that event. I wonder if it was in one go and does anyone have a full programme list? P.S. She also played something with a guitarist, which contains her improvisation. Thank you.
  7. Hi. I'm planning to take LRSM for violin. As I've graduated and have no teacher anymore, I have to plan my own programme. Quoted from https://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/diplomas/music-performance/, 'You should plan your Recital so that it lasts approximately 40 minutes (it may be up to 10% longer or 10% shorter). This total duration includes any breaks between items, as well as one longer pause (of up to 5 minutes) for woodwind, brass and singing candidates. Please note that the examiners reserve the right to stop the Recital if you exceed the prescribed duration' 'In your choice of repertoire, you should aim to present a balanced programme that includes a contrast of repertoire from at least two distinct musical eras. Variety of mood and tempo should also be a guiding factor in the construction of the programme.' Here's my inital prgoramme: Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Sonata No.2, BWV 1003 Andante [6:32] Allegro [5:49] -A minor, Late Baroque, German Gabriel Fauré Violin Sonata No.1, Op.13 Allegro Molto [9:05] -A major, Late Romantic, French Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto, Op.46 Allegro con Fermezza [14:56] -D minor, 20th–Century, Armenian What do you guys think? It is within the duration, but does it satisfy all the above requirements on varied eras, mood and tempo? Do they take genres and countries into consideration too?
  8. Yes. The m.s. only applies before the start of the rasugueado, according to all videos found online.
  9. Hi. I've finally graduated. Now I'm working on studies and pieces that I like, instead of the standard ones that are suitable for exams. Below I've attached a bar from the 1st movement, which has a 'arrow' pizzicato passage. I've never seen this in any other piece or book. What does this indicate? Thank you.
  10. So can I say, with finger movements, the elbow moves first, then the hand follows? So before a down bow, when the finger is curling (making the bow go upwards), the elbow is going downwards (in preparation of the down-bow)?
  11. If so, do you think the arm movement and the finger movement are towards the opposite direction? (i.e. during stretching the fingers before an up-bow, the arm is moving up)? Because I'm really confused by the term 'auxillary motion' in this video:
  12. Hi. I understand when playing a stroke, with: Finger involvement only The fingers are stretched to play a down-bow; curled to play an up-bow. Contrastingly, with Finger, wrist and elbow involvement The fingers are curled before a down-bow; stretched before an up-bow. My question is, assuming the stretching and curling are done before the bow change, when stretching or curling the fingers, are wrist and elbow involved, or if that part of the stroke is strictly only a finger involvement? Thank you
  13. Thanks everyone for the advice! I'm seeing light for my graduation!