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The fingering is just as essential to correct phrasing, as the bowing. Generally the changes of position are made so as to suit the requirements of the phrasing, that it may be rendered smoothly. This is particularly needful in long sequences of notes on one string.
In the first four bars the positions are not so well suited to the phrasing as compared to bars 5 and 6.
In this passage from Richard Wagner's "Siegfried", most players change the position with the first note of the third bar, whereas it should occur after this note, on the c$. In order to render it so, the 4th finger may be taken three
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