I'm doing this song for my college audition. Love this song! We're supposed to pick any song or any etude to play. We have to pick a lyrical and technical piece to play. I choose two variations from Arban's Carnival of Venice. For lyrical I choose the first variation duh. For technical piece Im not sure what to do and need you peoples advice. I can play all of them well except Var I is sloppy cause I never practiced it. Its not out of my capabilities and if I practiced Ill be able to play it. I have a month and a half till audition anyways. Which variation is most technically impressive for an audition judge to hear a college freshman play? Ill admit, I used to play Var IV in band this previous school year during high school to impress people cause my band mates like fast stuff. At first I played it for fun, but people kept asking me to play it and my band director said I played it really well. I can triple tongue well and do variation II good. I can also do variation III good and the judges at my audition to get into this music program said it was very impressive and one that most people struggle on. So considering I play these variations good at audition, which is technically more impressive to see a freshman audition on. Variation IV, III, or II? Personally, I love Variation IV cause its fast and cool. But I need good advice. (I dont have a lessons teacher to ask at the moment. He was unreliable and so hard just to get a gosh darn lesson with him. So basically I'm through with trying. I'm getting lessons as soon as I start college again with my trumpet professor so its all good.) Also, is it a plus if I play these variations by memory? I already pretty much remember them? And if they ask me to play a two octave scale, would it be out of line if I suggested 3 octaves on G chromatic scale? I wanna show my range and make a good impression. I can play that really high G fine all of a sudden.