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DavidT

 

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How you play more than one note cons... 

Hi,
Could you guys/gals give me advices on the following question?

How do you play 2 notes or more consecutively on the same treble string with your right hand? The key issue here is "consecutive notes on the same string". For example, you have to play 3 consecutive notes on B string.

Here's some options I can think of:
- use picado position and play the notes.
- your right hand remains the same (as arpegio position) and just use a for E, m for B and i for G and play many consecutive notes as needed
- use thumb and play the notes

Hopefully I make sense of this.

Thanks
Dave
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Ricardo

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to DavidT

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ORIGINAL: DavidT

Hi,
Could you guys/gals give me advices on the following question?

How do you play 2 notes or more consecutively on the same treble string with your right hand? The key issue here is "consecutive notes on the same string". For example, you have to play 3 consecutive notes on B string.

Here's some options I can think of:
- use picado position and play the notes.
- your right hand remains the same (as arpegio position) and just use a for E, m for B and i for G and play many consecutive notes as needed
- use thumb and play the notes

Hopefully I make sense of this.

Thanks
Dave


Well that is too vague, you need to give a specific musical example. Otherwise the answer will be "it depends".

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Adam

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to DavidT)1 votes

Ricardo is right, although that sort of goes without saying. In general, the fact that the notes are on the same string shouldn't really matter. If you're playing a picado line, you always alternate i-m-i-m, if you're playing a tremolo then you do that (i-a-m-i i-a-m-i or classical a-m-i a-m-i), and if it's a pulgar line then you play with the thumb.

All of these are legitimate, depending on the particular piece or falseta. Some are clearly easier than others, and each gives a different sound. 90% of the time, if you're on a treble string, it'll be picado. Tremolo is like porn, you know it when you see it. Pulgar can be used on treble strings but they'll tell you when you're supposed to do that.

Actually, before I post this, I should revise that. I thought with your second option you meant tremolo. Actually it sounds like "if I have a bunch of notes on the B string, play them all with the m finger." That never happens. Ever. That would be really awkward. Don't do that!
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at_leo_87

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to Adam

"Actually it sounds like "if I have a bunch of notes on the B string, play them all with the m finger." That never happens. Ever. That would be really awkward. Don't do that!"

maybe for slurs? that's the only situation i can think of.

lol @ tremolo-porn analogy.
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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to Adam

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Tremolo is like porn


Quote of the year!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 24 2008 0:08:14
 
Florian

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to Pimientito

Hi David

perhaps if you post the piece of music or section that has you wondering...will make things clearer and everyone will be able to be more helpful to you...


fingering for the most part is quite sensible...there is a natural pattern most times...if it feels uncomfortable or unatural or it lives you fingers unprepared for the next part... its probably wrong..

but at the moment we are just specualting...because u could play 2 notes on the same string but one might be a delayed part of something else (but even then 99% of the time you would alternate) eg...an arpegio...so different rules apply to diff situations and it all depends on whats before and whats after the part you are talking about.

so i suggest uploading the part u working on
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 24 2008 1:36:50
 
Ricardo

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to Pimientito

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ORIGINAL: Pimientito

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Tremolo is like porn


Quote of the year!


Tremolo CAN be addictive, or it can get real boring and repetitive. That G string is always getting in the way!


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 24 2008 6:55:17
 
Haizum

 

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to Pimientito

Actually he has a point there....
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 24 2008 9:07:39
 
Adam

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to DavidT

Well, my political party here just had a debate on porn (Resolved: Ban Pornography, thank God it failed!) so I can understand why it was on my mind
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 24 2008 12:12:41
 
Pimientito

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RE: How you play more than one note ... (in reply to Ricardo

Its that gratuitous tremelo everywhere....its always the same scenario....I'm settling into a nice Grana'ina or maybe a quiet Rondeña... perhaps with a female friend...and suddenly without warning theres tremelo...in your face, and its too late to stop the composition....and I'm squirming in my seat trying not to listen....and the right hand angle is always the same every time...sometimes it's 3 fingers, sometimes it's 4...

...and the scenario leading up to it is always so unconvincing

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