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Topic: Chopin Prelude No.7 Q??  (Read 596 times)

Offline lennoxconner

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Chopin Prelude No.7 Q??
on: July 29, 2020, 11:02:09 AM
Hi all,

Just been looking through some of the Preludes that are around my level. Started No.6, very nice little piece. But I also wanted to do No.6. Problem is Im a little confused about something:

Towards the end there is a particularly rough chord in the treble. It goes A#, C#, E, A#, C#. I can reach the tenth easy enough, but I cant fill in the inner voices of the chord.However, on the music there is a bracket by the bottom notes with a '1' in it. I assume this is specifying the fingering, but I dont get what the bracket is about.

Could someone explain this chord and notation to me? Im wondering whether there is some other excepted way to play this chord that I am not yet aware of. Other than that, I would probably omit a note (it doesnt seem right to arpegitate this one to me).

Thanks!

Offline jimf12

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Re: Chopin Prelude No.7 Q??
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 02:12:52 PM
For chords I can't reach, I generally roll them.   That chord you are talking is awkward.  Use your entire thumb laying flat to play the A# and C# together (assuming the bracket means to play both keys with the thumb)

Offline quantum

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Re: Chopin Prelude No.7 Q??
Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 02:27:33 PM
The 1 with bracket is an indication to play A# and C# with your thumb. 
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Offline jimf12

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Re: Chopin Prelude No.7 Q??
Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 02:35:10 PM
Picture is worth a thousand words...

https://melaniespanswick.com/2019/01/12/fruitful-fingering-part-2/

Scroll down a bit and there is a picture of how to splay your thumb out to play that.
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