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verdi- new technique!

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Bijoux, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    I was working on Giuseppe Verdi Requiem today, and there is this chromatic passage on "sanctus" that I was cleaning it up. Then I saw a youtube video by a colleague showing how it's done.
    this is real funny!
    it happens at 1:46

  2. MDEbass


    Dec 15, 2008
    That's hilarious.
  3. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    why is that called advanced Stanley Clarke fingering?
  4. JoeyNaeger

    JoeyNaeger Guest Commercial User

    Jun 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Bass Specialist, Lisle Violin Shop
    Cheaters...I suppose it worked though.
  5. derob


    Feb 27, 2009
    Lametown, MN
    Probably the best thing I've ever seen on talkbass.
  6. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    It's an interesting subject...
    I like to go see orchestral music as much as I can. And a lot of times I sit ridiculously close to the basses. lol And it's funny that I hear about auditions and such, strings, intonation, and also about the instruments that the guys are playing. But often times when I hear the guys real close It's very hard to tell if I am hearing their articulation. In fact my teacher sometimes, tells me that it's Ok in certain places to go for the "sound", although you should always strive to gets things right. But, the truth is that he'll play a passage in the most legit sort of way, an then he'll play the same passage again right in front of me, sort of like faking it, or cheating as you say, and it sounds very close to the right way of doing it.
    So far, I personally like to get things right for my own sake. I practice with the metronome for hours trying to speed things up and clean them up nicely.
    I guess, I play other styles of music for a living and i do the Community orchestra thing just for pleasure. So I wouldn't wanna fake that, I guess... unless i have some real issues with technique and such, and maybe need more time to fix those problems.
  7. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    Man...all those hours of practicing chromatic scales for nothing!
  8. I love it!
  9. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Now we need some footage of the "storm" in Beethoven 6.
  10. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville

    May 27, 2008
    LOL As I thought, you need to play much better to get in the orchestra than when you are already in it!!!
  11. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
  12. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    That is hilarious. Can't say I've never pulled something similar, though... :bag:
  13. You've got to admire the guy who turned on the camera during a concert for our benefit. I have trouble making page turns and this guy's shooting video.
  14. i just played gliere 4 pieces on a solo recital a couple weeks ago. there's some chromatic descending scales in the tarantella that i used a similar technique for. i practiced it though and made every attempt to play each note perfectly in tune still. half of these guys aren't even close in this video, but it doesn't really matter too much since you can't hear them anyways. they're just not trying. chromatic scales are pretty easy compared to a lot of other things, and i don't know why you would bother to use this technique in this instance. it's just sloppy and senseless.
  15. MonkeyBass


    Mar 22, 2009
    Denver, CO
    That's not cheating at all!! I used to do that same thing in my orchestra days.

    By the way Bijoux, say 'hi' to Donna, Brian, and Eric for me.

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