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Fintan Murphy

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Musical Challenges

Examples in Mozart

Examples in Ševčík Variations

Developing an overall understanding of musical characterSonata in E minor, K.304, MinuetVariation 9, Sicilienne
Concerto in D, K.218, 1st movement, openingvariation-9
Sonata in Bb, K.454, Largo, openingVariation 26, is a march
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Variation 17, characterisation of unusual bowing style
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Variation 24, Technical challenges cannot be solved without understanding the musical character
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Examining common patterns in phrasing, eg. the A,B,C or short, short, long phrase structureSonata in E minor, K.304, 1st movt, bars 8-12Variation 9, 2 bars, 2 bars, 4 bars phrasing structure
Sonata in G, K.301, 2nd movt, bars 75-90variation-9
Variation 2, 4 bars, 4 bars, 8 bars
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Momentum and breath in musical structure: when to move forward & when to take timeConcerto in A, K.219, 2nd movt, bars 23-36Variation 1, bars 1-4, 2-8, 9-16
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Variation 15, bars 1-4, 5-8, 9-16
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Variation 24, bars 9-16
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Stroke or Bow Skill

Examples in Mozart

Examples in Ševčík Variations

Collé, rebound & down-bow retakesConcerto in G, K.216, openingVariation 4, for down & up-bow retakes
Sonata in Bb, K.454, 1st movt, bar 26variation-4
Variation 1, for collé & rebound in collé
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Collé development, teaching point for collé
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SpiccatoConcerto in G, K.216, 1st movt, bar 44Variation 2
Sonata in Bb, K.454, 1st movt, bar 15variation-2
Sonata in E minor, K.304, 1st movt, bar 36Teaching point spiccato
Concerto in D, K.218, 1st movt, openingfree-ringing-spiccato
Concerto in D, K.218, 3rd movt, openingVariation 13
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Brush StrokeConcerto in Bb, K.207, 1st movt, bar 78Variation 22
Sonata in D, K.218, string crossing & brush stroke, bar 74variation-22
Variation 34
Concerto in D, 3rd movt, opening & bar 14variation-34
Variation 16, practice sautille/brush stroke & slower speed of string crossing for brush stroke
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Variation 17
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Mixed Bowings

Examples in Mozart

Examples in Ševčík Variations

Changing between on & off the stringSonata in Bb, K.454, 3rd movt, bar 50Variation 19
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Variation 28, bow lifts after slurs,
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Lifted spiccato quavers with brush stroke/sautille semiquaversConcerto in A, K.219, 1st movt, bar 74, bar 84Variation 8, opening
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Variation 11, bar 9
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Variation 18, difference between bars 1 & 2
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2 slurred + 2 separateConcerto in A, K.219, 1st movt, bar 49Variation 10, to show saving bow
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2 slurred + 2 separate with complex string crossingConcerto in A, K.219, 1st movt, bar 98Variation 34, practice 2 slurred 1 separate starting down & then up bow
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… then Variation 34, with variant no.2 to develop flexibility in differing string cross patterns
Planning technical impulse, rebound strokes with SpiccatoConcerto in G, K.216, 1st movt, bar 64Variation 15
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Bow divisionSonata in E minor, K.304, 2nd movt, bar 53Variations 9, 12, 14, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
Concerto in A, K.219, 1st movt, bars 63 & 118bow+division
Variation 26, moving through the bow
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variation-23-excerpt-active-elbow
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