David_Norton wrote:A couple of questions:
M9: Why use 4th finger for the G (2nd note) versus the 8th fret G already under the barre? Maybe "4" is meant for the following B?
M10: Last beat is open 1st string?
M14: I'd be inclined to leave off that alto E and play this in III position, rather than shift to V.
Just my thoughts.
Hi David. Thank you for your questions and comments.
Bar 9: I find using the fourth finger easier, for one thing, but I also like being able to keep the second-string A sounding to give that overlapping 'harp' kind of effect. (On which subject, I sometimes play a D against the E on the first beat of bar 4, but it looked a bit odd in the score and I wasn't sure how tasteful or appropriate it was, so I left it out, though I will probably play it as a variation.)
Bar 10: Yes, the E and G quavers on the last beat are open strings. Perhaps I should mark them as such.
Bar 14: That's a good point. That E won't be missed, especially as it is in the melody on the second beat. But I do quite like being able to leave the A ringing over the first two beats. Maybe I'll keep that as a variation, but make the shift smoother by playing the B and high G on the last beat of the previous bar on the sixth and second strings respectively.