Becker Gavotte Accompaniment

Paul said: Jun 9, 2014
 2 posts

Every accompanist that I've talked to simplifies the accompaniment to the Becker Gavotte (Violin Book 3). I can just barely play the accompaniment as written with only a few notes skipped, but what I find is that when you play it as written, the student violinist cannot understand what the hell you are doing back there playing all of those notes, and they get freaked out, and it's VERY hard to get the thing to sound "together" with the violin. Why not simplify this accompaniment some? You'd be doing everyone a favor.

Sue Hunt said: Jun 10, 2014
Sue HuntViola, Violin
403 posts

Have a look at the viola accompaniment. It's in the same key and is MUCH simpler.

Kelly said: Jun 10, 2014
Kelly Lehr
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Eagan, MN
6 posts

Didn't they simplify the violin accompaniment part to pretty much match the viola accompaniment when they published the revised book 3?

Paul said: Jun 10, 2014
 2 posts

Hmm! Violists to the rescue again! I'll check that out.

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