William Fitzpatrick - violin expert

Achieving Great Intonation - Part 3

Third video about achieving the perfect pitch on the violin.

In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick extends the intonation topic to arpeggios and to shifts, from a lower note to a higher note, by applying the concepts explained in earlier videos.

Released on February 26, 2014

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Kathleen Barry * VSM MEMBER * on April 16, 2014 @12:12 pm PST
When using your whole, whole, whole model, just like in octaves, the distance is different as you go up the violin fingerboard. Smaller distance with the 4th finger, greater distance with the 1st finger...it's that adjustment that is so difficult for me. Kathy
William - host, on April 16, 2014 @3:34 pm PST
One should always use the aural model of a whole step or half step to guide finger placement, which is why aural theory is so important. This kind of listening will allow this adjustment to occur naturally.
Klaus Moeckelmann * VSM MEMBER * on February 26, 2014 @8:25 am PST
After having heard Intonation Part 1 and Part 2 once more, I found out, that I had misunderstood the Word "Pattern" as "Parent" . Sorry. Now all is clear abaot Tetra Cords and their meaning for intonation,
I can learn a lot from your explation of rules for good intonation.
Thank you for your good and calm explanation. It allows oneself a parallel fingering of your examples.
William - host, on February 27, 2014 @10:10 am PST
Tom Karg * VSM MEMBER * on February 26, 2014 @8:20 am PST
I've been playing violin for 70 years, and still can't play a note as positive as you do! Your excellent bow start on a string sounds wonderful. Thanks
William - host, on February 27, 2014 @10:10 am PST
You are too kind!!!
Klaus Moeckelmann * VSM MEMBER * on February 26, 2014 @7:56 am PST
Could you explain me the maaning of the word "Parent", often used by you in connection with right intonation or the tetracord? (Also the meaning tetracord I don´t find in Dictionairies (englsh- english or englsh- german) , but that is a self defing word, coming from latin.
William - host, on February 27, 2014 @2:24 pm PST
(See above)
Elizabeth * VSM MEMBER * on February 26, 2014 @7:26 am PST
Your approach is finally making sense. Thank you. Do you have exercise or etude material that you could recommend that will help with this approach? I have a masters degree in flute performance so I certainly understand whole & half steps. It is the patterning of the fingers on violin that is totally new to me.
William - host, on February 27, 2014 @10:10 am PST
Hi! This information can be found in my book "In Search Of" which can be downloaded at http://www.musishare.net/InSearchOf.pdf
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