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Henle's edition of Isaac Albéniz's Tango has these two bars:

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What does the line connecting the two 2s across the bar line mean?

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  • It means that you should slide the same finger to the right, rather than growing a second index finger :-) But seriously, this notation seems redundant, and perhaps only there as a sort of "[sic]" saying "yes, the second 2 is not a misprint". Aug 17, 2023 at 6:13
  • Also of interest is 'which finger does the1st F# get played with?'
    – Tim
    Aug 17, 2023 at 8:30

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I think it simply emphasises the suggested fingering, in which finger 2 is used for successive notes, so you have to slide your finger down onto the white key. The motivation for this fingering, rather than the obvious 2-3-4-5 is probably to avoid the akwardness when combined with the thumb on D.

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