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RJB54

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String Identification Question
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:05:39 PM »
I have a question regarding string identification when there are multiple strings involved.

The situation is that, for example, you have a violin part where there is a held low open G and above there are notes that would normally be played on the A or E strings.

Does one need to put a 'sul D' or 'III' mark to keep all of the notes on the D string?

I would assume, not being a violinist, that the player would automatically play the notes on the D string to allow for holding the open G, but what's the rule about it?
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Re: String Identification Question
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 02:10:56 PM »
As it is impossible to play simultaneously on two strings with a third one in between them, no special instructions or markings are required. The violinist will play the higher notes on the D string while sustaining the G string. He/she has no other option.
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Re: String Identification Question
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 05:32:23 PM »
OK, thanks for the info.
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