Twinkle Twinkle Variations

November 30, 2009

Using the children's song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I've been practicing some basic bowing techniques.

This first variation uses détaché and martelé, or legato connected notes followed by accented notes.

The second variation shifts to a more rapid continuous bowing.

The third variation uses more syncopated rhythm.

The forth variation again uses a syncopated rhythm.

And finally, the song as we all know it.

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Mark H. Nichols

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