Hello all I have a question please
I have question please on a song I am trying to learn from my Essential Elements for Strings book.
The song is Good King Wenceslas, on part of the song it has a bar under the notes and it says to keep finger down when you see this bracket like this:
GGG A GG D
My question is Do I play that third G then hold the string down to play the A then play the last G holding the A down as well?
Thanks so much for your help.
I might be wrong and I'm sure someone will correct me if I am, but that looks to be a string crossing. which is holding the 3rd position on D string while crossing to A string and the coming right back to the 3rd position on D.
Another way to play it would be to hold the 3rd position and use the 4th position on D string also an A and lift back to the 3rd position.
hope that helps.
With violins there is no fretting over the music.
Hi these notes are based on the D strings with the exception of the open A there is no need to take your fingers of the D string
3rd finger on D string plays the note G 3 times followed by string crossing to play an open A on the A string, so no finger crossing needed stay in finger position as you will be back to the D string to play 2 Gs followed by an open D