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I am currently studying a bourree from J.S. Bach and there are 2 chords that I do not know how to play properly. I attach the music sheet so that you know what I am talking about. I will take the first chord as an example: you should bow the D, A, and E strings.
Should I play first the D and A strings then play the E, or play the D and A then A and E together, or play the D alone then A and E together, or D and A together then E alone?
Both cords are written as down bows play the open D first for about an inch of bow then tilt and continue to play the A and F together as a double stop letting the D ring as you play the A and F the same process for the other cord open G then D and C together as a double stop is how I was taught.
Have fun with broken cords
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.
Yup, that's my understanding as well - where possible, leave an open string to ring whilst playing the other two notes. Where it's not possible and all 3 notes require to be stopped, I try to get the lowest two notes double-stopped, sounding first, then roll over onto the middle and top note also as a DS, keeping the now sounding lowest note stopped, but un-bowed. I don't know if that's the right approach or not, obviously it keeps the middle note being played all the time - but it sort of works for me (on the odd occasion when I actually succeed in doing it! )
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
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