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Old 12-22-2005, 05:16 PM
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which edition do you think has the best fingerings and bowings? I have the Kurtz, which SUCKS[COLOR=YellowGreen], and the Vandersall, which I like 'cause it's totally blank...but I could really use some bowings for the 6th suite especially! ^^
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:53 AM
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6th suite? that's the hardest of the lot isn't it? I think it was written for an instrument with 5 strings, which poses obvious problems....

I don't know about all the markings in different editions, but the music is soooo fantasticly good that you can play it with almost any fingerings/bowings and it will still sound fantastic
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:59 AM
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Do cellos with 5 strings still exist?
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:24 AM
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I expect there are some, or you could probably get one made if you had enough money.
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that's what a five string cello is called. my last cello teacher had one...
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Actually, I think it's called a Viola d' Gamba.
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which edition do you think has the best fingerings and bowings? I have the Kurtz, which SUCKS[COLOR=YellowGreen], and the Vandersall, which I like 'cause it's totally blank...but I could really use some bowings for the 6th suite especially! ^^



Please watch your language, Thanx!
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yes wikipedia always has the answers
basically, summing up the wikipedia article, the viola da gamba differs from the cello in that it has 6 strings, tuned in various ways, it has frets, and it uses a different kind of bow, held differently. the viola da gamba is the ancestor of the modern double bass. Bach wrote a set of viola da gamba sonatas that are usually played on the double bass.
About the Bach cello suite editions: cello.org has a great article comparing all the editions http://www.cello.org/Newsletter/Articles/jsbach.html
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A Violoncello Piccolo is a small cello with five strings. What the exact size was in Bach's time was not certain, but it could be a very small cello that looked like a big viola that was played on the "wrong side" of the shoulder. But it also could be as large as a 7/8 cello.
A good read is a blog of Josephine van Lier. http://josephinevanlier.blogspot.co...01_archive.html
I just purchased her new Bach Suites 4 CD set at www.josephinevanlier.com She plays the Suites with a normal, carbon, baroque and piccolo cello. Amazing stuff.
The 52 page booklet is a very interesting read. There are even sound analysis in there.
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