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Dianne
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I'm back to working in the Josephine Trott Melodious Double-Stops book. and here is #9. Playing double stops feels like starting all over again, but I am going to stick with it. The last 5 measures were especially difficult for me, and when I played the upper voice in single stops, I had trouble too, so then I knew I needed to drill the E string notes first. So after many tries, there is a splice in here of the last 5 measures, that still needs lots of work!

One of the strategies for practicing double stops I have not tried yet- which is to play one string while fingering the other. I will definitely try that. This was just giving it a go, and not in rhythm either at this early stage- just a rough rhythm.

Comments welcome to help me!
Dianne
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Posted: January 12, 2018
Last Comment: January 14, 2018
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Maria
Posted: January 14, 2018


Oh, Dianne my applause and more for you for tackling this book, it's my nemesis [i hope i used the right word to describe it].

Ah, I opened it several times and closed it again many times as well :) 

I'll just watch your video and learn from it...You are doing great!

Dianne
Posted: January 14, 2018
Thanks, Jaime!

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: January 14, 2018
Dianne, I commend you for your bravery in mastering the dreaded (in my book) DS! hehe
You are doing a FANTASTIC job!
I am thrilled that you got your first video response and hoping you post your DS progress soon! KEEP it up!!! :0)

Dianne
Posted: January 13, 2018
Hi Beth, the sound was great on this- very clear. Wow this is my very 1st response video. I am thrilled. I can hardly wait to try these methods. Thank you so very much!

Thank you everyone for your help and feedback. What a challenge these DS are, but when they are played well, I think these pieces will sound fantastic. I didn't like this book at first, because my playing sounded so bad, so I spent time in Whistler and Fischer Scales System, and then I came back to it this week because I was ready to dive in and stay the course. It really is perfect and I can see now why it is recommended in the syllabus.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 13, 2018
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Well darn. My audio input was set to the someter internal mic, so I didn't record this with my good mic :( Oh well. Hopefully the suggestions still help, even thought the sound is horrible,

Janice Branley
Posted: January 13, 2018
This is great Dianne, double stops on an up bow and still clear and even tone.  I think these exercises would be beyond me at the moment, but it does make me want to try......

Mary Freeman
Posted: January 13, 2018
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I hope this helps

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: January 13, 2018
Hi Diane,
I like these double stop exercises. I found that practising double stopped scales for my last exam really helped me. I had to do octave scales for D and C major, 6ths for D maj and 3rds for C major. At first I couldn’t do them at all, but gradually they came together.

Sonia