Five-note chord in Bach Fugue BWV 998

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Brooke Martin
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Five-note chord in Bach Fugue BWV 998

Post by Brooke Martin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:37 pm

How do you play the five-note D major chord in measure 28 of Bach's Fugue, BWV 998, with your right hand? Does the thumb skip from the F# to the D? This is the chord with the F#, D, A, D and A.
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Re: Five-note chord in Bach Fugue BWV 998

Post by soltirefa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 pm

Not sure I understand the question or not, but my take is:

F# with 3
D open
A with 1
D with 2
A with 4

Addendum: I don't have the guitar in my hands as I type this, so I'm not sure if that open D is possible. Perhaps just leave out that D on the 4th string.

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Re: Five-note chord in Bach Fugue BWV 998

Post by Brooke Martin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:17 pm

Thank you, soltirefa. I meant the right hand, and I just edited my question to make it clear. But you suggested leaving out the D on the fourth string, so you answered the question.

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Re: Five-note chord in Bach Fugue BWV 998

Post by David Norton » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 am

The tenor D is unnecessary, I assure you no one will notice if you leave it out.
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