astro64 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Funny you ask, I had been going through this piece the last few days. Just love it, always did. I watched Ana Vidovic performing it in a video from Siccas guitars on youtube. She does something interesting on that chord with the bass F#, it seems like she rolls the chord and immediately releases the F#. I noticed that there is a good chance the open D will buzz against the ring finger holding the F# if you are not very careful, so perhaps that is why she released the F# earlier. I agree that a 4-note chord would work well and that the open D adds weight but is not essential.
I've just come back to this piece as well! It's a real pleasure to play once I've got my fingers warmed up, one of those pieces where I think 'how did I just do that' each time I finish playing it because it sounds so full and rich.
For that D chord I've flirted with using the right hand pinky but I can never satisfy myself with the tone, so more often than not I leave the open D out.
I think Ms Vidovic's flourishing roll is more an aesthetic choice (what a great performance by the way!) than a mechanical one. If you make sure to use the very tippy tip of your LH index middle and pinky to fret the chord, you can leave enough room for the open D to move without buzzing (though I guess that depends on the height of the action on each guitar now that I think about it).
Then we've just got to get through that tricky arpeggio section that comes up soon after
and let's not mention the allegro after that