String Crossings in Preludio from Partita in E major by JS Bach BWV 1006 | Violin Lounge TV #402
Tricky string crossings in close up, from all sides, in slow motion and effective practice strategies to get them up to speed:
The key to playing the fast string crossings over three strings in Bach’s E major partita is this practice strategy:
First it’s important that you can do string crossings with your wrist, hand and fingers. I explain the basics of this technique in this video.
After that practice the tricky string crossings in the Preludio with one of each four notes longer than the others. If your hand feels insecure, keep on going until it feels natural and fluent.
Do this with each first note of four, second note, third note and fourth note.
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