Re: rolling chords rhythmically

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Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #87991

Carl, if you look again at the Danses, you’ll see that the melody note is ocurring in three octaves, so I don’t see why you are picking the bottom note as the melody. Each one needs to ring out clearly, and the ear naturally hears top notes as melody, with the bottom and middle notes supporting the top. Playing the bottom note on the beat makes the upper notes seem irrelevant, which they are not. It does not prevent you from stretching out the beat where you want a slower roll so the chord sustains for four beats (talking quarter-notes). I urge you to re-think that interpretation. That is almost like a jazz player who plays behind the beat.