Stephen Kenyon wrote:Dustin McKinney wrote:RobMacKillop wrote:That E Major triad is an unusual figuration, with two major thirds. Tsk, tsk...
Some truth in that statement, but in the Common Practice Era, partwriting allowed for a doubled major third when it appears in the bass. It's also acceptable since it functions as a leading tone down below.
Regardless, looking at that stretch is daunting. It's definitely a feat of left hand dexterity.
A source for doubled 3rd being OK if possible please? I thought it was only in a minor context. To me that would sound very iffy as is.
Funnily enough perhaps we could improve both aspects? Move the higher G sharp up to B on the 3rd string and finger the result (upwards) 3-1-4-2
That sure does make it easier to grab; nice thinking.