I finally figured out what’s been so damn confounding about Brandenburg and I need your two cents.
My sheet music comes with fingerings that make sense but contradict my standard D Major scale fingerings to the point where it throws me off as I’m playing (it doesn’t take much) like the repeated use of extended 2nd finger in the d string, likely because there are so often preceded or followed by g#s. So I’m playing and get totally hung up on why F# is suddenly an extended second finger note.
Anyway, don’t get too bogged down in the details. My
question is this, the notation makes sense, so do I scrap my own fingerings which are slightly awkward but largely familiar? I’d like to think whoever did the notation is a far more qualified cellist than I, and, in theory, with enough practice time to retrain my brain I might be able to adjust. But something in me is resisting giving up my own take on how things should be done to follow the anonymous pre-printed instructions. I’ll take it up with my teacher but I’m curious to know your thoughts on the subject.
Am I right to stick to my guns or am I missing an opportunity to grow by hanging on doggedly to my way?
Advice? Suggestions? Cautionary tales about just such a rebellion? What would you do?