hi everyone, i'm new to the forum. Here's a little introduction to me... (scuse my english) I'm a 21 years old electric-bass graduated student and i'm playing upright since 3 years now (kind of complementary instrument at college). My musical interests are very large: from Bach to Bill Evans and so on (i'm not gonna name them all, that's not the point) I'm presently studying (how do we spell that ?) in jazz arrangment and i'm addicted to pencils and music sheets.. ex: when i'm going to the bar and find it boring, i sit alone and write counterpoints. héhéhé, a little bit twisted but heh, i just love that (anyway that's not the point too). Anyway the point is that I'm working on the menuets of the first prelude on the upright (same pitch as cello) and i'm wondering in the 2nd menuet (g minor one) if the g in the first bar(bb a bb d eb g, f...) has to be played open or on the a string. I tend to do it open but the tone is too different than the rest of the phrase (scuse my english again!). So the question is : is there a way to play open strings in the middle of a phrase in order to not destroy the sound of that same phrase? I have a teacher normally but we're in summer so i'm alone . I know that it seems a little bit advanced (bach) for my time of playing ( 3 years ) but i'm like that, i always try impossible things... even if I don't succeed!!!! I know that my english is not very good for technical speaking but i'm working on it! thx oh and i'm working on a 'blank' edition, so i have no bowings and fingerings.