LBrandt wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:13 pm
So you wouldn't play the 1st string, 5th fret A, then hammer-on to the 1st string C#, then the chord? Or even the 2nd string A, then C#, then the chord?
Indeed not, not least as the basic principle of a grace note notation is that we don't play what we see; the grace notes are written first (to the left) of the chord but in fact we play the bass note, and any other chords notes and the first grace note at the same time - any other grace notes come next and the final note last, all slurred. There can be rare exceptions to that principle but certainly not in my view in this case.
There's another thing which is that ornaments in principle should both sound and feel natural, relaxed, easy - they should 'lie under the hand'. And sometimes in making transcriptions we change ornaments quite fundamentally to obey that principle. And in almost all cases, the detail of ornaments can be modified by the player, or left out altogether. I appreciate you are probably motivated to learn how to follow the detail of this piece, but assuming the A is a mistake, taking it literally would also be a mistake ...