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Notation with numbers above the note heads
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pogrid
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February 9, 2013 - 4:11 pm
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Hi everyone, I was looking over Saint Saens' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso", and I see small numbers above the note heads.  Can I assume these are marking the fingering so I can shift in the right places?

 

Also, some have zeroes where an open string isn't possible, and zeroes with numbers above that.  I can't seem to find any musical notation guide that references anything like this.

 

I'd really appreciate it if anyone could shed some light on this for me!

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can you post an image of what you are describing please?

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February 9, 2013 - 4:50 pm
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No problem, here's a snippet from the passage I'm talking about:

 


View post on imgur.com

 

This is from the Bizet arrangement on IMSLP.

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Fiddlerman
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February 9, 2013 - 6:27 pm
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Yes. Those are fingerings for sure.
The 0's that are not open strings are harmonics. We always indicate harmonics with 0's. :-)

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Ah, I've got it now!  Thanks for helping me out!

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