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Yet another fingering question ...

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Mar 26, 2014.


  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

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    See attached, I would like to understand the approach for fast arpeggios, as is the case here, I have indicated what fingering I am using but open to suggestions, if you can help please

    Thanks
     

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  2. David Potts

    David Potts

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    Would you guys think this is a cheat.

    0 - 2 - 1 up to 4 on D, then across to C on 1 (same position), up to to E on 4, then A harmonic on 1 on D (same position). This flows nicely from finger to finger at speed.

    Purists have to be very confident of doing as good a job when fingering the top A given that the music is moving in one beat per bar. This is not to say that you shouldn't also practice this too.

    Cheers, DP
     
  3. PaulCannon

    PaulCannon

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    Most people would probably play this with a harmonic. If you want to nail the high A, you could break the arpeggio into two cells and play the second half in low-thumb:

    0(III) 4(IV) 2(III) shift 1(III) thumb(II) 2(II) 3(I)
     
  4. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

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    Txs a lot, guys, hadn't thought of harmonics... in fact, unless notated, I kind-a feel funny about using them...Thumb at that speed outside of my capabilities, Paul, but certainly worth remembering!! Txs again, really appreciate the help, in between lessons..
     
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  6. Edvin

    Edvin

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    I'd play it A (0) C (2 on E) E (1 on A) etc. With a harmonic! Otherwise i'd thumb the "2nd" c on D-string and then E A 1 2
     
  7. hsu912174

    hsu912174

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    How about 0-2-4-4-1-4-1(harmonic)?
     
  8. Tom Gale

    Tom Gale

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    How about A0 C2 (E) E1 (A) A1 (D) C 4 (D open hand) E3 (G) A harmonic. Why shift???
    Tom Gale
     

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