Teacher: Vi Wickam
Cincinatti Hornpipe is a great tune for practicing your bowing string changes. You get an opportunity to practice the High-Low String Change Pattern, followed by the Low-High Bowing Pattern.
If you have trouble with the bowing patterns in this tune, it would be a good idea for you to start out your practice session with the exercises for the next couple of weeks until you really have those bowing patterns comfortably under your belt.
One other important thing to keep in mind as you play Cincinatti Hornpipe is that when you do the string change from the 2nd finger F# on D to the open A, keep your 2nd finger down until your bow is clearly on the A string. (Don’t rush to lift up the 2nd finger. You have the whole Open A note to lift it up.)
The same concept applies when you are playing the fingerings on the E string alternating with the Open A String. Don’t lift up your fingers until you have to. We want to avoid unnecessary movements, and keep your motions as economical as possible.
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