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Ray
Hi Beth, Basic question, I'm going over the sheet music for Bach's minuet No.3. For the A notes is it up to my creative licence to choose between 4th finger on the D string instead of using the open A string? It seems to me using the D string brings more colour into the piece. Thanks, Ray
Ray
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Posted: April 22, 2011
Last Comment: April 27, 2011
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jack
Posted: April 27, 2011
Very informative video. Thanks Beth!

Ray
Posted: April 26, 2011
Very indepth explanation, thanks Beth, especially the range of examples from different songs. I will be setting this video aside to refer to again ... and again. Ray

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 26, 2011
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Ray
Posted: April 23, 2011
Thanks Beth, looking forward to the video. I thought something like this would have a few rules around it. Thanks for looking into it. Ray

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 23, 2011
Hi Ray. Great question. Choosing between 4th fingers and opens does follow a few general rules, then after that it's up to the creative license of the player. Let me look for some examples where the choices are clear cut, and some where it's up to the player. This makes for a good tutorial. Thanks.

Meanwhile, go ahead and use 4th finger if it sounds better to you. I think I know the spot your talking about, and I would agree that there is more colour playing it on the D string.