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Elke Meier
How on earth do you slur these two notes with good intonation? Just moving the third finger over does not work - it has to scoot backwards, but then I get a very strong extra noise.

Elke Meier
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Posted: June 11, 2017
Last Comment: June 20, 2017
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Laura
Posted: June 20, 2017
That sounds interesting . Good choice. 

Elke Meier
Posted: June 19, 2017
This is the first of Mozart's "Easy Duets", Laura.

Laura
Posted: June 18, 2017
I would personally play high 3 on the G#, cross over to 2, then scoot back the half step to 2 on C#.
Rules are meant to be broken sometimes  :)  

What piece are you working on ? 



Elke Meier
Posted: June 14, 2017
That is what I tried, Barb. And it worked for separate notes. But for the slur scooting the third finger half a step down resulted in some very extraneous noises from the D-string. The other options are much better!

Barb Wimmer
Posted: June 14, 2017
Correct me if wrong. What about open A  Then Do you keep all the fingers down 3 gsharp and keep three on a for d sharp when playing g sharp and then move back half step before getting to d ?    Or it might be easier 3 to 2 like Beth said.  Just wondering if could keep all fingers down and move half step before playing d
Ok that is my idea but I may have confused myself in process


Elke Meier
Posted: June 13, 2017
Thank you everyone, that was most helpful! I tried all suggested versions. 4/3 does not work for me at all. I cannot bend the third finger enough to kind of crawl under the fourth. But 3/2 works fine. The next slur is to an A. I found going back a half step with 2 (from D to C#) easier intonation wise than staying in second position and playing the C# with first finger.

What this showed me also was that the rule that each finger is responsible for a certain note (and thus the G# and the D should be played by the same finger) does not seem to be THAT fixed :). That is good to know. 

Svetlana Yufa
Posted: June 13, 2017
I would also do fourth finger on d then third on a. 

Beth Blackerby
Posted: June 12, 2017
Both 4/3 or 3/2, then scooting back on the 2nd finger work great. Personally, I would play high 3 on the G#, cross over to 2, then scoot back the half step to 2 on C#.

KarenJ
Posted: June 12, 2017
if you want to stay in first position, I would play the open A then low 4 for the G# and 3 for the D. It'll probably be awkward but what isn't, when playing violin.

MsPolkadotz
Posted: June 12, 2017
Hi Elke,
For me, I think I would do it in second position with the third finger on G#(while thinking of it as of A flat) and second finger on the D. But it looks like the next note  C# is also slurred to another note. If the C# is slurred to B then I would stay in 1st position like Rustam suggested. But if it''s slurred to A then I would do stick to 2nd position. Hope this helps.

Maria
Posted: June 12, 2017
In third position  E and A 2nd finger then for G sharp use 1 st finger  next/together with the 2nd finger then D 1st finger but but move it back half step. 

Or when you are on A 2nd finger down slide it back half step for Gsharp then 1st finger for D ...


Rustam Gill
Posted: June 11, 2017
Hi Elke,
I'm guessing you use your fourth finger to play the g sharp and then third finger for the D