Thanks for your reply Ricflair - I left the question wide open expecting to provoke varied responses. I'm surprised to see only one. Even so, brief as your comment may be, it raises a number of questions:
Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
What's wrong with doing it this way?
There's a variety of ways to play this passage successfully ...
Well, I would rephrase that to something like, there are a number of ways to play the notes of this passage in the correct sequence
. Then we might ask what parameters have to be met in order for us to consider the result successful?
Ricflair wrote:... one of the easiest is to play it with open strings and G B E on the 12th fret.
Is ease of execution really a priority? Surely the first job is to understand exactly what this passage is for ... why does it interrupt and how does it affect the predominant mouvement perpétuel? How does the phrasing work? Which notes are the most important? How is the outlined harmony impacted by our choice of fingering?
Ricflair wrote:This eliminates the awkward shift in the previous example.
I see no awkward shift. Can you be specific?
Ricflair wrote:... It also allows you to play the big slur run completely with your first and second fingers.
Why is that desirable? Surely we should be training the other fingers?
Ricflair wrote:... much easier ...
Ok - ease of execution again; I respond with the same question.
Ricflair wrote:... and usually faster for most people.
How fast does it need to be? There is no musical justification for playing this work at high speed. If one takes the published edition at face value (in fact I do not) then the words non troppo
have relevance. Villa-Lobos' own instruction is lively
, words such as fast, quick or any other synonym do not appear.
Ricflair wrote:Hope this helps!
Thank you. The fingering example that I attached is not mine
, and presented in order to contrast with other posited solutions. Let me state that, though I observe nothing wrong with it from the point of view of execution, and whilst it comes from the very highest
authority on the matter, my comments above regarding musical outcome may be applied with equal pertinence.