Robert Pracht Etude 45: staccato
This violin etude by Robert Pracht is still pretty hard for me. I thought the four sharps would be hard. This etude is in E Major and it was my first etude with four sharps. But that wasn’t so hard at all. Honestly, the hardest part for me here is playing the staccato. The staccato is especially difficult for me because it’s alternated with regular notes. I find it sounds pretty scratchy. I also tried playing the consecutive staccato notes in up bow. It does sound a little bit better because there are not so many bow direction changes, but I do want to be able to play the staccato well with the bow direction changes too. So, if anybody has some suggestions as to how to improve this, I would be glad to hear about it.
So, without any further words, let me share my recording:
You see I really love violin etudes. I try to practice at least three different etudes per month so I can really focus on one technique or scale. If you like etudes too, be sure to comment. Would love to know which etudes you are playing and why you like them.