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You are correct that the side-key trill is not a very good sound. There is really no way to produce a better trill for that one combo of notes. We all live with it.


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I don't personally find it a less "full" sound - it just has a different quality to B as the lowest note in the upper register - not surprisingly given the very different acoustic properties of the two notes. I sometimes use that side B as a melody note in its own right, as it is better matched to A and Bb below it. It's a bit "darker" than the low end of ...


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The trick is to use 2, 3, and 4 on the G♭–A♭–B♭ stretch in the first half of the scale; otherwise you'll use a thumb, pinky, or have to oddly cross over during that stretch of black keys, none of which are ideal. R: 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 L: 2 1 4 3 2 1 3 2


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Dm is best played using x00231 (yes, open A is o.k.) then finger A with 002220 - but - try using middle finger on strings 4 and 3, with ring on 2nd string 2nd fret. the concept may seem odd, but it may just work for you - it does for me. You also need to try out different fingerings for the A chord - bear in mind that because pinky is smaller than index, ...


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try x01230 or x02340 so the fingers tips are closer. try just the buzzing finger until it doesnt buzz. How close to the fret do you need to go? Until the fingertips are hard a little pain is normal. Are your nails too long on the fretboard hand? make sure they are very short. Or just live with it buzzing a bit. Thats also pretty normal early on. Give it ...


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First question. Don't believe published fingerings! They might well suit the editor, but no-one's hands are the same shape, as has already been pointed out. Work out your own - this has two advantages: you end up with something that works for you, and as you're doing this quite slowly you get to know the music better. This piece wasn't originally for piano -...


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If you're playing just this single G# it even doesn't matter which finger you use and where the other fingers are. But as Tim says there are certainly other notes (chord or melody ...) that will be added. So you have to keep in mind what you will play as next and bring your other fingers in "pool-position" that they are ready for what they will have to ...


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Is it the instrument? First let's make sure your instrument is in good working condition. Instruments of poor quality and/or poor repair will be harder to play. Does that note always buzz even when you're playing it in isolation? If so, then your guitar might have a dead fret. You should take it to a technician. If it will ring without buzzing but ...


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I don’t believe that there are B-recorders. Your recorder is certainly down tuned almost a semitone about 435 or 430. So you think it is tuned in B. Try to push the mouth piece with the rest of the flute. If you want to play together with other Baroque instruments (recorders or harpsichord) you can just play the C scale as doremi, as they all have lower ...


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Violin playing uses frequent shifts of hand position. The most common positions used are 1, 3, and 5. The even numbers are not used so much in normal playing, though your example uses the 2nd position several times. (Is it an exercise in shifting positions, I wonder?) The fingerings on your example show the notes where there is a shift to a new position. ...


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The point is that you have to hold your wrist different when you play dm and A: Dm: the wrist is parallel to the strings similar to the C-chord (finger 2 fret 1, finger 3 fret 2, finger 4 fret 3. A: you should turn the wrist 90 degrees and hold it parallel to the frets as all fingers have to play in fret 2. Optional you can push the d-, g- and b- strings ...


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The fingering (x, x, 0, 2, 3, 1) to (x, 0, 1, 2, 3, 0) for D- to A makes the most sense to me since you have the least amount of movement, the 2 finger stays where it is and the 3 finger slides back a fret. The index has to jump a few strings but the hand is well anchored. The fingering you have provided is also a very good option for moving from E7 to A, (...


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When a published fingering appears questionable, the performer should take it upon themselves to alter it to suit their individual needs. In this case and others that appear to implement scales as part of the melody, the fingering would be improved by mapping the the notes to standard scale fingering, e.g., fingering from Hanon or other acknowledged sources. ...


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