The Two Violins

Nikolas Sideris

Excerpt of The Two Violins

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

16th Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-sixteenth the value of a whole note or one quarter of a quarter note.

8th Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-eighth the value of a whole note or half the value of a quarter note.

8th Rests

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Rhythm

Silence that equals the length of one 8th note.

A Tempo

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Meter

An Italian term meaning "in time"; an indication instructing the player to return to the original tempo after a deviation.

Details

Title

The Two Violins

Year

2014

Instrumentation

Four Hands

Key Signature

Time Signature

Teacher Duet

Yes

Teaching Tips

Demonstrate,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Highlight the Contrasting Characters of Each Section,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Play Similar Passages Together,

Play Small Segments,

Practice Scalar Passages in Rhythms,

Prepare Challenging Rhythms,

Slow Practice,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Tap One Hand While Playing the Other,

Tap and Count,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch