Mollenhauer – The Boy Paganini: Practice aid

Molenhauer – The Boy Paganini is in Solos for Young Violinists, Vol. 2.

Edward Mollenhauer

Edward Mollenhauer (1827-1914) was an American violinist and composer. He was a student of Ernst and Sphor.

His work The Boy Paganini and The Infant Paganini are still popular as student’s pieces.

Technique to learn in The Boy Paganini

In this piece, students will learn the techniques, including:

+ shifting between 1st, 3rd and 5th position

+ natural harmonics,

+ left hand pizzicato,

+ slurred arpeggiated chord etc.

The key of G Major

The Boy Paganini is in G Major, so practice G Major scale before start working on this piece.

Let’s practice together !

Here is the aide for slow practice.

More article: Solos for Young Violinists, Vol.2 contents

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