Where We’re Going From Here

So we know that Geminiani’s ideal and that of Baroque composers in general is to express in the most vivid ways the myriad of human emotions with the clarity found in the most perfect human voice. I now intend to take up my violin and go through Geminiani’s treatise and see how this can be done and what can be learned through practical experience matched with his explanations. I hope to gain from this knowledge of his manner of playing the instrument and so have a clearer understanding of Italian Baroque performance practice. Examples I – XII are scales and arpeggios etc. presented so the violinist can study the proper way to use both hands. Example XIII is a composition which requires the ornaments found in example XVIII. I invite you to take this journey with me.

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