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#1076862 - 04/04/05 01:30 PM Multiple fingers pressing same key
Jerry Luke Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
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I'm working on a piece in which I am playing a block 'A major' chord with the LH, and a single E note with the RH, at the start of a measure. The LH is playing A, Middle C, and E as the chord, which means that LH 1 and RH 1 are both pressing the E above Middle C at the same time. I don't know how to handle this. Any suggestions?
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#1076863 - 04/04/05 02:07 PM Re: Multiple fingers pressing same key
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Jerry,

A Major is A-C#-E. The C must be sharped to be a major chord.

As far as both hands playing the same note, I'd say take your pick as to what is easier for you.
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#1076864 - 04/04/05 02:25 PM Re: Multiple fingers pressing same key
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Ooops...you're right. It's an Am chord. (See why I'm a beginner?).

I chose to play the E as part of the LH chord because it was easier, but it sounded hollow, like I was missing a note when I played all the notes involved.
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#1076865 - 04/04/05 05:21 PM Re: Multiple fingers pressing same key
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Play 2nd inversion Am (E below middle C, A, C#).
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#1076866 - 04/04/05 06:01 PM Re: Multiple fingers pressing same key
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Sounds like the E in question is part of the melody in the right hand and the accompaniment in the left. You have two conflicting requirements:

(1) If you play it with the right hand it will be easier to "integrate" it into the melody.
(2) However, the E in the left hand accompaniment probably needs to be held for a different (longer) time than the E in the melody. This of course requires you to play it with the left hand.

I would play it with the right hand until you are happy with the melody. Next play the E with the appropriate finger of the left hand, listening very closely so that you are still happy with the melody. Finally add the rest of the left hand accompaniment.

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#1076867 - 04/04/05 09:47 PM Re: Multiple fingers pressing same key
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Thanks, everyone for the advice. I'm off to experiment... \:\)
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