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    Lindy Walton
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    How do you transcribe high and low fingering notations printed above a note? (viola) The piece I am working on has H2, L1, and L2. (see attached docx file for one example)

    I've looked and looked -- please cite a source. Thanks, Kathleen.

    Lindy

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    #36390
    Kathleen
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    Hi Lindy,

    Sorry I can't cite any sources. None that I know of mention this and therefore there is no agreed-upon method. I've had many discussions with other transcribers about this issue. Some have suggested using a flat or a sharp before the fingering, but a flat in front of a finger number 2 would read as a downbow for the next note. Some people have used word-sign expressions before the note. I've personally used dots 12 after a fingering for the Low and a dot 1 after a fingering for Hi. Of course, whichever method you land on, add a transcriber's note to explain what you're doing.

     

    #36397
    Lindy Walton
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    Thank you, Kathleen. These are interesting options.

     

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