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Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances No.1 Question (Read 452 times)

Offline cero1214

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Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances No.1 Question
« on: October 01, 2020, 04:18:13 PM »
Hello evrerybody, I'm new in the forum. I've been practising Romanian Folk Dances No.1 for a while but I came across with a section in which the score marks to play low A with the right hand and a high C# - E chord with the left hand (it's in the ninth bar), so while interpretation I end up crossing hands. My question is: Why should I play it like this? Is there something wrong if I just play the whole chord just with my left hand??

Thanks very much, I expect your answers :D

Offline coolpianoman

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Re: Béla Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances No.1 Question
«Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 08:28:13 AM »
Good old Jane comes to the rescue see this. I am no expert but the use of the left hand crossing over allows the 2nd finger to be used with the same pressure as the bass note. A beautiful playing of the piece follows Jane's tutorial which also crosses over emphasising the strong rhythm.