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Old 10-30-2009, 02:35 AM
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Default Your preferred notation

Which notation would you prefer, or, which is best, for the following situation:

Musically, it's a triple stop on strings II, III, and IV in 2nd position playing an augmented triad in open position.

Of the three notations below, which would you prefer?

Bb (G string), Gb (D string), D natural (A string)

Bb (G string), Gb (D string), Ebb (A string)

A# (G string), F# (D string), D natural (A string)

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From the violinist stand point definitively the last one: A# (G string), F# (D string), D natural (A string)

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Okay, thanks for the input.
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I agree with Fabrizio on that one.

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You are very welcome!

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On a similar subject, in my orchestration it book it says that diminished 5ths should be respelled as augmented 4ths and augmented 5ths should be respelled as minor 6ths when they occur as part of a multi-stop. Is this true?

And if a violinist were to see an aug or dim 5th, would you just respell it in your head?
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:58 PM
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Yes, that's absolutely true, a 5th augmented or dim are difficult to read quickly on a violin right because a violinist needs to "translate" them in 4th or 6th according.
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Again, thanks for the very helpful input. Clears some things up for me.
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You are most than welcome!

Please, feel always free to contact me with any questions or ideas you may have, I will be glad to hear from you.

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As your question is worded, I'd have to agree with Fabrizio and Carlobee. But...depending on where the notes are coming from and where they're headed might change it - the Bb/Gb/D might not be as string-friendly as the spelling with the sharps, but for note-leading purposes, it might be easier.

Personally, I despise double flats and double sharps, probably because they don't get enough use to be something I can play without having to take a split second to make the mental adjustment to what the note "really" is.
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