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capt_hook
01-28-2006, 01:37 PM
I want the first violin "sul tasto" (to be bowed over the fingerboard), what do I notate to go back to the regular bowing? Thanks!

qccowboy
01-28-2006, 03:09 PM
I want the first violin "sul tasto" (to be bowed over the fingerboard), what do I notate to go back to the regular bowing? Thanks!

"ord." (for "ordinario")

Poolman
01-29-2006, 03:37 AM
I want the first violin "sul tasto" (to be bowed over the fingerboard), what do I notate to go back to the regular bowing? Thanks!
Or "nat." for "naturale".

capt_hook
01-30-2006, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the info! So what would be more universally understood- "ord.", "nat.", or are both equal?

danpowers
01-31-2006, 07:34 AM
Either one is fine. Any string player will understand either one. I generally use "ord." but that's just out of habit.

qccowboy
01-31-2006, 11:37 PM
Thanks for the info! So what would be more universally understood- "ord.", "nat.", or are both equal?

I've seen ord. more often in orchestral scores, but either is acceptable.