FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Notation with numbers above the note heads
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
pogrid
Member
Members
February 9, 2013 - 4:11 pm
Member Since: February 9, 2013
Forum Posts: 3
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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!

Avatar
Picklefish
Merritt Island, Fla
Pro advisor
Members

Regulars
February 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm
Member Since: June 25, 2012
Forum Posts: 1281
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

Avatar
pogrid
Member
Members
February 9, 2013 - 4:50 pm
Member Since: February 9, 2013
Forum Posts: 3
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
February 9, 2013 - 6:27 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 12501

Yes. Those are fingerings for sure.
The 0's that are not open strings are harmonics. We always indicate harmonics with 0's. :-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
pogrid
Member
Members
February 9, 2013 - 7:36 pm
Member Since: February 9, 2013
Forum Posts: 3
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
35 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today Killerkhezu
Upcoming Ferret, HDuaneaz, BillyG, rsmith6322, ACDSherlockian, jose6ph

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3968

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2666

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Kevin M.: 1969

cdennyb: 1808

TerryT: 1715

Ferret: 1575

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 6153

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6795

Posts: 84469

Newest Members:

norajo1, Drilynccymn, Eslam, kovaliev.M-1967, Freddimift, Michaelfotly

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 12501, KindaScratchy: 1691, BillyG: 2078