I don't have to "master" it, but trying this score is supposed to help me technically. It's a piece that I will work on all my life lol And I'm just starting to work on it 😅
I just saw the 1st part of the score for the moment. I'm going to play in 3rd position the 2nd measure : D(1) E(2) F(3) F(3), A(2) G(1) A (2) F(3) and the 13th measure : E(2) D(1) E(2) E(2), C(1) E(3) G(1) E(3) C(1) E(3) ... What do you think?
I am using etudes for third position shifting and playing in different keys, wohlfarht opus45, I also play scales in third position shifting from first up to third, in D G C A E Eflat and Bflat, I personally wouldnt attempt anythin S difficult as the piece you mention for practice, I prefer the studies I mention, but I am only a beginner and dont know anything really yet, just what works for me.. If its any use to you I also practice playing tunes I know in first position in third position switching between the two this lets me know how far out of tune I am.
When you first mentioned third position, I assumed that was correct, but it seems to me you either want to play in third position due to the slurs or you feel that it's a good third position etude? It's not just about how to play these individual measures/bars in third position, it's also about how to slide there from first position and back again in the bars that precede and follow, in the context of the whole piece.
Legato string crossing is a technique you have to learn. The starts of bars 8, 9 and 10 are a hint that this is necessary in this piece. You can't always avoid it by changing position.
If you want to play the whole gigue, it's mostly going to be in first. It's about grade 6, I guess? And E major is not the easiest key to play in.
If you want a 3rd position study, there's plenty online free by Sitt or Wohlfahrt.
Until you can get better help, I did find an excellent tutorial by Rachel Barton Pine and some videos that clearly show fingering. I would go into the settings and slow the speed down to make it easier to follow.
Good view here - I needed to slow this down to .5 speed to be able to follow the fingering in 3rd position.
Sorry, I haven't looked at the sheet music - just keep at it and don't let anyone discourage you! 🤗
I think you are playing very well!
You should join the "Bach Party" that is on going, with your video.
Just don't mention the title of your piece - we are supposed to be guessing. 😁
The only Party requirement was play 8 measures, or more.
Thank you for sharing your progress!
I'm sure @Fiddlerman will be able to give you some tips/pointers to help out.