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Jenn
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July 10, 2016 - 1:24 pm
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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. 

Jenn

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July 10, 2016 - 2:12 pm
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Hi Jenn,

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.

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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 

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July 11, 2016 - 2:08 pm
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Yes, either play the A with your 4th finger but keep all the fingers on the fingerboard then lift your forth finger for the G or just leave your fingers (at least 3rd finger) down and play the open A as anonkid wrote above and back to the 3rd finger G.
As far as positions are concerned there are quite a few options. You could also post a screenshot or picture of the sheet music.

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