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If you play the low G with finger 3 (L.H.) you can then play the F on the D string with finger 4. If you play the F with what I call "lazy technique", by putting the fourth finger on slightly flat, it will touch the open G and stop it ringing. While you do this you keep the third finger pressed down on the low G. To be honest though, it doesn't matter if ...


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From how I understand it, you play the G(low)-G(middle)-B chord (G major without the 5th) and keep it for half the measure, and then change the middle G to F, pretty much like you said. You don't 'silence' it, but you keep it for a shorter duration; while you keep the low G and B for 2 beats, you keep the middle G for only 1 beat, then change it to F, which ...


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I've found new and used books at Amazon US (if that's your location) for ~$10 (Peters, Henle) if you go with half the suites (no. 1-3 or 4-6). Searching for "Englische Suiten" appears to result in more hits...


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I found an Urtext edition by an Italian publisher, also available at Amazon: here. I can't comment on the publisher, since I never heard or seen something from it before.


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Good quality Urtexts tend to be expensive... A quick check suggests that Henle, Vienna and Bärenreiter are all similarly priced while Peters is a little cheaper. The Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe is an old Urtext whose quality, they say, varies a lot. According to Wikipedia the parts edited by W. Rust should be of good quality and it just happens that the ...


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Have you tried Orpheus? I was actually curious about this same thing several months ago when I got my Android phone. Orpheus looks kind of cool from the video. It does support loading PDFs and hands-free page turning, and it was designed for 7-10" tablets, which were three of your requirements. Apparently at least one reviewer complained about PDFs loading ...


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The reason for the discrepancy is that there are generally far fewer winds and brass in an orchestra, and so the individual parts are usually numbered. Thus, you might see a part labeled with individual numbers (such as "1. 2." for different flute or oboe parts, for instance, or a marking such as "a 2" to indicate that they should play together. Since for ...


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Two answers: As others have suggested, practice reading as reading. I used to go through books of keyboard sonatas by baroque composers I'd never heard of, just learning to read the patterns. My problem was the opposite: I knew enough music theory to be able to reduce most tonal music to a skeleton and "fake" my way around the hard parts. The solution ...



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