A fingering for I&R from Saint Saens

June 6, 2020, 7:05 PM · https://imageshack.com/i/pm2tZe6wj
I'm in doubt with the fingerings of these two passages (the ones that start with the rest). In the first, it's written but maybe there is a better one? And in the second i can't opt between doing 2 0 1 3 4 2 2 4 or instead 3 0 2 0 1 1 3 4. What do you think?

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June 7, 2020, 9:37 AM · For the first passage: the written fingering is fine. Another option would be to start on the A string and shift 1-1, which adds another shift but adds brilliance to the opening.

For the second passage: your first option is ok, but potentially a bit dull on the D string. the second option is good, but could also be 30201124. 124 is better for these minor triad configurations, just like how it's 124 in the first passage.

Edited: June 7, 2020, 11:29 AM · First run, the part on the E-string, could also be 12424 to leverage the automatism of shifting 4 positions up you may have obtained from practicing one-octave arpeggio's on a single string (in this case A minor). The second run is normally played simply in first position benefiting from open strings, isn't it? Take advantage from the scarce easy passages here and there!
June 7, 2020, 3:21 PM · For the first fingerings, those are fine. But in the second one, I would recommend do 3 for the B and then 0 2 0 1 3 4 and then do a slide up to a A on the A string as a harmonic. But that is just my preference.

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