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Contrapunctus 1 in Dm, $10

4 minutes 15 seconds
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, off-beat ties
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, many ties, independent lines, some tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, off-beat ties
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, many ties, independent lines, some tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, off-beat ties
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, many ties, independent lines, some tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Extensions
  • Shifts: 1st and 2nd
  • Articulations: Stroked bows
  • Rhythm: Ties and dotted rhythms
  • Counting: Multi-bar rests; each part rarely moves with the others, so counting can be tricky
  • Notes: Lots of accidentals

Contrapunctus 2 in D, $5

2  minutes 54 seconds
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked notes, many different slur combinations
  • Rhythms:  Many dotted rhythms
  • Counting:  Off-beat entries following rests
  • Notes:  Some tricky counting because of counterpoint parts, many different slurred bowing patterns on dotted rhythms
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked notes, many different slur combinations
  • Rhythms:  Many dotted rhythms
  • Counting:  Off-beat entries following rests
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts, many different slurred bowing patterns on dotted rhythms
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked notes, many different slur combinations
  • Rhythms:  Many dotted rhythms
  • Counting:  Off-beat entries following rests
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts, many different slurred bowing patterns on dotted rhythms
  • Fingerings:  Extensions
  • Shifts: 1st and 2nd
  • Articulations: Stroked bows
  • Rhythm: Long stretches of dotted rhythms
  • Counting: Multi-bar rests; each part rarely moves with the others, so counting can be tricky; dotted rhythms usually with another voice
  • Notes: Lots of accidentals

Contrapunctus 3 in D $5

3  minutes 20 seconds  
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals, chromatics
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, tied notes, off-beat ties
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, many ties, independent lines, some tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals, chromatics
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, tied notes, off-beat ties
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, many ties, independent lines, some tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals, chromatics
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, tied notes, off-beat ties
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, many ties, independent lines, some tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Extensions, chromatic fingerings
  • Shifts: 1/2 to 2nd position 
  • Articulations: Stroked bows
  • Rhythm: Some dotted rhythms
  • Counting: Multi-bar rests; each part rarely moves with the others, so counting can be tricky
  • Notes: Very chromatic, some trills in part

Contrapunctus 4 in D, $15

3 minutes 37 seconds
  • Fingerings:  Trills, accidentals
  • Shifts: 3rd position
  • Articulations:  Hooked notes, bow re-takes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, off-beat ties, syncopation
  • Counting:  Fast cut time, multi-bar rests, tricky counting
  • Notes:  Fast cut time, some tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Trills, accidentals
  • Shifts: 1/2 position
  • Articulations:  Hooked notes, bow re-takes
  • Rhythms:  Tied notes, ties, off-beat entries
  • Counting:  Cut time, multi-bar rests, tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting, cut time, fast
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals, trills
  • Shifts: 1/2 position
  • Articulations:  Hooked notes, bow re-takes
  • Rhythms:  Tied notes, ties, off-beat entries
  • Counting:  Fast cut time, multi-bar rests, tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting, cut time, fast
  • Fingerings:  Extensions, chromatic fingerings
  • Shifts: 1/2 to 2nd position 
  • Articulations: Stroked bows
  • Rhythm: Many tied rhythms
  • Counting: Multi-bar rest to open, each part rarely moves with the others so counting can be tricky
  • Notes: Lots of accidentals

Contrapunctus 5 in D, $5

3  minutes 17 seconds
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 3rd position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes, bow re-takes
  • Rhythms:  Ditted rhythms, tied notes, off-beat ties, syncopation
  • Counting:  Multi-bar rests, tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes, bow re-takes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, tied notes, off-beat ties, syncopation
  • Counting:  Cut time, multi-bar rests, tricky counting
  • Notes:  Some tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Accidentals
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Hooked tenuto and staccato notes, bow re-takes
  • Rhythms:  Dotted rhythms, tied notes, off-beat ties, syncopation
  • Counting:  Cut time, multi-bar rests, tricky counting
  • Notes:  Tricky counting because of counterpoint parts
  • Fingerings:  Extensions, chromatic fingerings
  • Shifts: 1/2 to 2nd positions
  • Articulations: Stroked bows
  • Rhythm: Many tied and dotted rhythms
  • Counting: Multi-bar rest to open; each part rarely moves with the others, so counting can be tricky
  • Notes: Lots of accidentals

Contrapunctus 6 in D $5

3  minutes 35 seconds
  • Fingerings:  Trills, ornaments, 32 note runs, double stops
  • Shifts: 3rd position
  • Articulations:  Many hooked notes, bow re-takes, and fast 32nd notes
  • Rhythms:  Many dotted rhythms, double dotted rhythms
  • Counting:  Long notes followed by tricky 32nd note entries
  • Notes:  In the French style, trills, ornaments, 32nd note flourishes. Requires fast left and right-hand agility
  • Fingerings:  Ornaments, 32 note runs, double stops
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Many hooked notes, bow re-takes, and fast 32nd notes
  • Rhythms:  Many dotted rhythms, double dotted rhythms
  • Counting:  Long notes followed by tricky 32nd note entries
  • Notes:  In French style, trills, ornaments, 32nd notes, 32nd note flourishes, requires fast left and right-hand agility
  • Fingerings:  Ornaments, 32 note runs, double stops
  • Shifts: 1st position
  • Articulations:  Many hooked notes, bow re-takes, and fast 32nd notes
  • Rhythms:  Many dotted rhythms, double dotted rhythms
  • Counting:  Long notes followed by tricky 32nd note entries
  • Notes:  In French style, trills, ornaments, 32nd notes, 32nd note flourishes, requires fast left and right-hand agility
  • Fingerings:  Extensions
  • Shifts: 1st and 2nd
  • Articulations: Stroked bows
  • Rhythm: Many dotted and tied rhythms, 32nd note flourishes, 16th note passages
  • Counting: Tricky part-beat entries
  • Notes: In the French style, very ornamented, requires facile movement of the left hand, trills, ornaments

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Bach: Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus I to VI

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