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#961873 - 10/16/05 06:13 PM Traumerai fingering
Vidiot Offline
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Registered: 10/13/05
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Loc: Pennsylvania
Try as I might, my fingers simply cannot make the stretch to include all of the notes for the last big chord in this wonderful piece -- you know the one! Leaving out even one note diminishes the flavor completely. I've tried slurring the notes, but it just doesn't sound right. Can anyone suggest an alternate chord? (I'm curious -- how is this dilemma normally handled with children students?)

Thanks!

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#961874 - 10/16/05 07:22 PM Re: Traumerai fingering
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EDIT- I read you post incorrectly and thought you were talking about the first fmajor chord in the piece.
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#961875 - 10/16/05 07:33 PM Re: Traumerai fingering
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Do you mean in the third to last measure? Yes, that's a huge chord!

Try this: in the right hand, play both the F and the G with your thumb. That makes it a bit more comfortable. (That's how I'd play it.)

Good luck! Let me know if this fingering helps you.


By the way, when I learned this piece my teacher told me that it's played continuously at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, VA. It just plays continously in the background.
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#961876 - 10/20/05 09:00 PM Re: Traumerai fingering
pianojerome Offline
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You could also roll the left hand since it is so big. Play the bottom note, then the next note, and then play the top note of the left hand and all of the RH chord together as a single chord.

That would sound great, too (and it would be much easier!)
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