Could you take a look at the score for "L'Italiana in Algeri" as per link. http://conquest.imslp.info/files/img...llo-part_a.pdf
I've got 2 questions.
1. The bowing for the 7th bar from the end of the piece doesn't make sense. The bowing for the 6th bar from the end of the piece looks correct.
My question is, if the bowing for the 7th bar from the end is correct, is there a reason for this?
I'm the sole double bass player in a local amateur orchestra by the way & the conductor told me to bow which ever way I found comfortable. I've also talked to the lead cellist & she also doesn't have any idea.
2. On pg.2 of the score, at figure D, there is a D major scale run. It looks easy but is difficult to play fast & accurate. I'm currently starting on an open D string, going to the open G string & then climbing my way up to the high E. Is this the best way to play it? or should I start the D on the A string instead?