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Monday, January 15, 2007

BWV999 - Getting up to speed

The new fingering (pima mpmi ....) is helping to increase the speed, but when running at greater than quarter=90 I'm running into left hand problems. Fingerings that worked ok at a slower speed now get tangled up in the transitions, and it's important to the music flow to get it smooth - the bass in the last quarter note of each measure leads to the tonic of the next measure.

In particular, measures 22 through 27 were difficult, so I came up with new fingering that always has at least one anchor finger as it descends down from the tenth fret to the fourth fret. Click on the image to see it full size:

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