June 9, 2013 at 11:26 PMI need help with measure 9 of Bach Sonata for violin part 1 Adagio. About halfway into this measure there is a chord with the following notes in this order: A - F# - C natural.
My copy doesn't have any suggested fingering and I cannot figure out how to get finger 1, which is playing A, to jump to C natural for the chord. What am I supposed to do for this chord. It looks like first position is the only option for this since the A only exists on the G string in first position.
Isn't it just fingers 1, 3 and 2 in order of the notes?
Disclosure: not a professional, but did recently work through this piece.
There is not a trill on my copy but I don't have the best copy. I downloaded free on the internet. Should probably compare it to another version and write in the trill.
I've always preferred thinking in terms of the fingering patterns rather than "positions". If you take that pattern and play it on any three strings, anywhere on the fingerboard (as long as you compensate for the shrinking intervals as you go up) you will always hear the same diminished triad sound but in different tonalities/keys. You probably realise that.
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