A fingering for I&R from Saint Saens
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?
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.
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!
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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