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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

    Sep 24, 2011
    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. 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
     
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  4. 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)
     
  5. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    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..
     
  6. Edvin

    Edvin

    Feb 25, 2010
    Sweden
    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

    Apr 24, 2009
    How about 0-2-4-4-1-4-1(harmonic)?
     
  8. Tom Gale

    Tom Gale

    May 16, 2009
    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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