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Mary Reeley
Hi Beth   Sevcik opus 3 variations has intrigued me to get the book and start on them. I am starting on Suzuki book 4 and wonder if these exercises will help with the pieces.  any chance you will do tutorials on the variations?
Mary Reeley
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Posted: January 6, 2018
Last Comment: February 18, 2018
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Sonia Lancaster
Posted: February 18, 2018
Id love a series on these. Ive been doing one a week. What I love is they are so short, based around a theme so the notes become familiar but it addresses lots of bowing (and position changing too). Already I think my bowing has improved.

Elke Meier
Posted: February 18, 2018
Mary, until this series is done you will find any of Beth's answers and instructions on Sevcik op 3 in the Resources section. You need to scroll way down to the Repertoire part to find them.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 18, 2018
I'll do a series on these someday, I promise!

Vayia UK
Posted: February 18, 2018
What a shame... They should have covered all variations! Thank you for reporting back to us! 

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: February 17, 2018
No Diane, it is called Bowing Techniques and covers some of the bowing that the studies use - I guess what Fintan thought would be useful

Dianne
Posted: February 17, 2018
That's interesting Sonia. Is the second disk named Bowing Variations? Thank you for taking that out from the library and trying it and letting us know.

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: February 17, 2018
Ok a bit of feedback. A bit disappointed. There are 2 discs, one with the variations and the other with bowing techniques. The discs were made as a bit of an experiment, with the aim of doing the full variations, but the never got done by the look of it. There are only 4 of the variations - 5, 9, 12 and 39. The bowing technique covers Colle, String Crossings and Three note chords. What there is of it, is very good. Just wish they were complete.

Sonia

Vayia UK
Posted: February 16, 2018
Lucky Sonia! Have fun and give us your feedback soon 🙂

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: February 15, 2018
Hi Vayla,
I finally got the discs. I am really enjoying playing the studies. I will watch these this weekend and let you know how I go. These discs are as rare as hens teeth!

Sonia

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 11, 2018
Ha! Did you notice one of the reviewers from Finton's website?

this collection gives a rare and brilliant glimpse into the sequential thought process of a very good teacher. A student of pedagogy will have a field day here tracing the careful development of bowing technique from an obvious master teacher.
Laurie Scott, University of Texas


That's our Laurie :)

Vayia UK
Posted: January 11, 2018
Sonia well done for following this up. Please do update this thread with your comments on them and some tips from them. Thank you once again! 

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: January 11, 2018
Hi Vayla,
I contacted my local library and they can get me the cds from the Victoria State Library i have to pay a fee for getting them. I will need to be made a member of my local library which is next on my list :)

Vayia UK
Posted: January 8, 2018
Thank you Sonia! 

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: January 8, 2018
Vayla,
I live in Victoria, Australia. I can see eve they have a copy of the cds at the University library. I will contact my local library and see if they can get them so I can borrow. Ill also ask my teacher, she may have them or be able to contact Fintan for a copy. Ill keep you informed :)

Vayia UK
Posted: January 8, 2018
Cool!!! 

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: January 8, 2018
No but he was my examiner for the exam I took in December. Nice chap 😀

Vayia UK
Posted: January 8, 2018
Does anyone have the 'Sevcik Variations CD' by Fintan Murphy 
(Monash University, 2002)? 

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: January 8, 2018
Id be interested too. Just started the challenge of one study per week.

Sonia

Mary Freeman
Posted: January 7, 2018
Thank you very much for suggesting this

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 7, 2018
Hi Mary, that books will be helpful for absolutely everything! I love it. And yes, I'd love to do some tutorials on it :)