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Sneaky Shift in Bach’s Preludio in Partita III

Preludio (Prelude in some version) is one of Bach’s best violin pieces. From measure 17 to 28, a bariolage among three strings brings us a sublime polyphonic experience, with only single notes played detaché.

A Warm-up for Chords: Bowing Planes Exercise

Chord and Bowing Planes How do we roll a clean chord on the violin? Or, perhaps a better question: how do we consistently roll a clean chord?