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fingering for Bottesini Tarantella

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by Darth_Linux, Nov 17, 2005.


  1. Darth_Linux

    Darth_Linux

    Oct 12, 2002
    Spokane, WA
    Hi
    I'm trying to find the best way to play the opening cadenza (the 4th measure from the bass entrance). Is the decending D7 arpeggio in the first phrase of the cadenza just played down the d string with fingering notes, or with a combinations of harmonics and regular notes? In the second phrase, how does one play the 4th space hi F# harmonic? Is it way up on the D string? This is the one right before the fermata . . .

    I saw Karr play this on his video but it's tough to see exactly what he's doing. None of the highest notes in that cadenza sound like harmonics to me, but my fingerboard isn't long enough to get all of those notes with anything but harmonics . . .

    any help is appreciated . . . thanks! Dave
     
  2. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    I haven't started working on this yet but the high F# is a harmonic on the D string. Just find your 2nd octave D harmonic on the D string and then the F# will be a major third above that. Of course it's possible to play the notes on the G string but there's no real reason to unless they are sustained.