Away in a Manger Chord
Ruth P., North Carolina
In “a white and blue christmas” in Away in a Manger measure 11 – is the intent to roll the LH chord? Just curious because Neil indicates that at m18, but has 11 as a block chord.
Ruth, there are three options. Larger hands can play the 10th at once, smaller hands can roll out the chord, and even smaller hands can split the notes between two hands. My perspective on this is that I’m far more interested in the sound being achieved more so than which fingers or hands are doing what. Frankly, I like the idea of something being dictated on the page one way, and then students finding their way of achieving the desired outcome.
Original discussion started November 4, 2020