A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

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A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by tormodg » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:03 pm

I am working on the wonderful Venezuelan Waltzes of Antonio Lauro, specifically no 3 (Criollo).

I noticed the fingering in the attached image (note in question has been highlighted) which seems a bit odd. The 3rd finger on C implies 3rd string/5th fret to me, but since an open 3rd string G is suggested, the intention is obviously to play the C on 2nd string/1st fret. Since you also need the 1st finger on the B in the next beat, maybe the third finger has been suggested for mobility. While it is definitely possible to use the 3rd finger there, I am wondering if this is a typo. Does anyone have a different transcription which could shed some light on this?

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Re: A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by JohnB » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:20 pm

I don't think it's a typo. The fingering suits the passage very well, especially when it is brought up to tempo. The third finger remains on the second string from the preceding bar/measure to the middle of the following bar/measure.
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Re: A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by PeteJ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:40 pm

I'd agree with JohnB. I hadn't come across this fingering and will try it. It seems to be a good idea. I usually use 1 on the C and then 2 for the B in the bass afterwards (and 4 on the D) but this makes the move to the G# a little awkward.

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Re: A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by Kent » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 pm

JohnB is right. When played up to speed, this fingering for the beautiful Natalia makes perfect sense. The 3rd finger slides nicely to the D in the next measure.
Once you become familiar with the piece, there are quite a few sections that are actually easier to play when you get up to tempo.
Worth the effort to learn this piece. It is actually one of those compositions that never gets old. It is fun to play.

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Re: A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by lagartija » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Not a typo. I haven’t played this in a while, but I just pulled my sheet music out of the drawer and looked at my fingering.
In the second measure of the snippet you show, I place my third finger on that E on (2) [playing in position V], keep it on the E for the next change, use it as guide finger to the D, slide 3 to the C then back to the D.
When you get this up to tempo, keeping finger 3 on string 2 makes this very fluid.
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Re: A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by tormodg » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: A Lauro, minor question about Waltz no 3

Post by riffmeister » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Kent wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Worth the effort to learn this piece. It is actually one of those compositions that never gets old. It is fun to play.
Totally agree! Great piece of music and sits well on the fretboard!

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