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General remarks on String crossings |  Sheet music for practicing String crossings


General remarks on String crossings

String crossings should be smooth and relaxed, without any accents. They ought to be performed with minimal arm motion, and the player should anticipate the change with the bowarm. Also, the player must be careful to put the same weight on all strings.

Slurred string crossings should be seamless, with a reduced geometry of the bowarm.

Two good string crossing exercises are :


Sheet music for practicing String crossings

We have found 17 score(s) for practicing this technique :

ComposerTitleInstrumentationDifficultyMidi file
Bach, J.S. Suite 1, BWV 1007 (I : Prelude) -- Urtext   

 →  Bach's famous and deeply moving Prelude for cello (Intermediate)!
Cello solo8 PLAY
Dancla Study in C Major, Op. 84, No. 3   

 →  A study of bariolage and string crossings (Easy)!
Violin solo2 PLAY
Dancla Study in C Major, Op. 84, No. 4   

 →  A study of finger action and string crossings (Easy)!
Violin solo2 PLAY
Dancla Study in F Major, Op. 84, No. 13   

 →  Dancla's study of martelé and staccato bowings (Easy)!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Dancla Study in G Major, Op. 84, No. 10   

 →  An excellent study of swift string crossings (Easy)!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Dancla Study in G Major, Op. 84, No. 12   

 →  A study of phrasing and martelé (Easy)!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Dancla Study in G Major, Op. 84, No. 26   

 →  An excellent study for string crossings, bariolage and finger action (Easy)!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in D Major, Op. 45, No. 14   

 →  A beautiful study of string crossings and bow division (Easy)!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in D Major, Op. 45, No. 17   

 →  An excellent study of string crossings by Wohlfahrt for easy violin!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in D Major, Op. 45, No. 25   

 →  A fun study of rapid string crossings by Wohlfahrt (Easy)!
Violin solo3 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in D Major, Op. 45, No. 41   

 →  Slurred arpeggios over the four strings (Intermediate)!
Violin solo5 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in D Major, Op. 45, No. 9   

 →  A fun study of whole bow slurs by Wohlfahrt for easy violin!
Violin solo2 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in G Major, Op. 45, No. 27   

 →  An excellent study for string crossings and martelé by Wohlfahrt (Intermediate)!
Violin solo4 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in G Major, Op. 45, No. 50   

 →  A study of bariolage and string crossings (Intermediate)!
Violin solo6 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study in G Major, Op. 45, No. 9   

 →  A fun study of whole bow legato passages by Wohlfahrt for easy viola!
Viola solo3 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study Op. 45, No. 17   

 →  An excellent study of détaché and bow division (Intermediate)!
Viola solo4 PLAY
Wohlfahrt Study Op. 45, No. 50   

 →  A study of bariolage and string crossings (Intermediate)!
Viola solo6 PLAY


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