Yes that’s one of the annoying things about learning a new piece – not knowing whether the Roman numerals are referring to strings or fingers, lol! Fortunately fingerings, when they’re added by the editor, are usually done with Arabic numerals that are all familiar with.
As you become more experienced you’ll develop an instinct for which finger to use in what position and on which string. One of the things that makes the violin such a beautiful instrument is that the same note can be played several different ways, depending on the character of the piece and the “color” you want to give it.
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by Laurie Trlak.