Fingering for Vocalise?

Posted: 9/2/2019 7:00:26 PM
Thierry

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

Fingering is highly individual and must adapt to your personal interpretation of the piece. On the Theremin, there aren‘t so many common rules as for the violin or the cello. Either you have a good teacher who guides you with hints or you’ll have to find your own way through the music, minimizing the need for (potentially dangerous) position shifts, avoiding to play high notes with outstretched fingers (will sound screechy), all with respect to the intended phrasing. Then, after many years of hard work (as Clara Rockmore said) you will figure it out.

Posted: 9/2/2019 9:39:30 PM
DanielMacKay

From: Halifax, Canada (east coast)

Joined: 7/28/2019

Pollyvinyl: you could just watch 

Carolina playing it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xqExxtwx40

Or

Gregoire playing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht_juPo0ohs

or

Clara playing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPZQi2m7i9Y

or

Lydia playing it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPEOYfvzLCo

Posted: 6/7/2022 2:53:07 AM
clararox

Joined: 6/7/2022

Pollyvinyl, I'm working on "vocalise" as well! Just getting familiar with majority of its notes through practice (by ear.) Recommend checking out (for a different style), Thomas Grillo. He's got a nice way about him. Great instructor of the theremin and his version of "vocalise" is more attainable (to me) and easiest to follow (again, for me). 

Posted: 6/7/2022 10:54:42 PM
Yngvox Moogsteen

From: The Middle

Joined: 9/23/2021

Grillo is a nice guy.  Encouraging and inspirational. Good basic instruction.  

Posted: 6/10/2022 4:46:23 PM
clararox

Joined: 6/7/2022

We lost Polly, creator of this post. Should we suggest a sweep here?

Posted: 6/10/2022 5:23:58 PM
Pollyvinyl

From: Bozeman, Montana

Joined: 7/5/2018

Yeah, I’m sorry, I don’t understand how forum boards work. I thought if I deleted my original post it would delete the whole thread. Since I posted it over two years ago my technique has changed dramatically. Awkward moments! 

You must be logged in to post a reply. Please log in or register for a new account.