Wohlfahrt 60 Studies for violin no.44

Wohlfahrt 60 Studies, no.44 Tempo di marcia in a minor has very unique character and stands out among other studies.

Tempo di marcia, the character of Wohlfahrt 60 Studies for violin no.44

Tempo di marcia means “the speed of march”. Based on this clue, you can imagine this etude has militaristic character, so you need to choose very focused sound with well controled even strokes with staccato. The rhythm needs to be very accurately presented as well.

Aim for the rhythmic accuracy

For the rhytmic accuracy, you may subdivide and feel the 16th notes while you are playing the rhythm below. It takes a lot of effort, but it worth trying.

Please know the above rhythm is totally different from the rhythm below.


There are always rests between 8th and 16th notes, which prepare you to catch the string in order to pronouce and well atticulate the 16th notes with staccato.

For all the staccato notes, you need to move your bow fast with relaxed bow arm, so that you can use a certain amount of the bow for each note. In addition, when you play staccato notes, in any etudes or pieces, you need to move your bow horizontally, rather than vertically (as if you are playing it on the piano).

Example: Wohlfahrt 60 Studies no.44

Here is an example of myself playing.

For the purpose of enhancing your rhythmic accuracy, I recommend to set your metronome as eighth notes, rahter than quater notes. This recording is eighth notes = 124.

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