What do you prefer? Either bass note is correct as the harmony being outlined is an E major chord. The G# provides a nice half step resolution to A (in bar 7), however the E bass gives a nice V-I resolution.gtrfinger wrote: Additionally I note that in bar 6, some arrangers play a G# in the bass, and others an E.
I agree. I love hitting that low D on the second downbeat every measure for the first four. It's a nice tribute to the instrument the piece was written for.mike.janel wrote:This is very popular piece and there are many many arrangments.
To my taste, the drop D is what makes this piece. After all this is a Cello Suite, so I expext the bottom to be deep....
The G# follows Bach's original on the cello. With this type of arrangement it's always worth having a look at the cello original. Downloadable and viewable out of copyright scores are available from imslp.org. (If you Google on "bach cello suite no 1" you will see the link to imslp in the results.) Yes it uses the a different clef and it is in a different key (G major) but even if you aren't familiar with the clef you can still get the idea from the relative pitches of the notes.gtrfinger wrote:Additionally I note that in bar 6, some arrangers play a G# in the bass, and others an E.
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