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A SHORT STRETCH BY JOHN HOOPER.
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A SHORT STRETCH BY JOHN HOOPER.

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A SHORT STRETCH

By John Hooper

This piece can be played by most guitarists, including (crucially) those whose hands only allow short stretches.  First, there are no full barrés, and just a few half barrés, and these have the slightest of stretches.  All notes can be reached with the left-hand in a relaxed position.  Bar 14 has the longest stretch, but even this is slight.
Playing suggestions:
(a)  Bars 3 and 4 repeat the left and right-hand patterns in bars 1 and 2.
(b)  ‘B’ at the end of bar 4 can be played as a natural harmonic on string 2, 12th fret.    (I usually do).
(c)  Bars 11 and 12 contain many ‘D’s and ‘G’s, which are quietly played, merely supplying background to the accented  notes.  These accented notes should be played as loud as you can/like, all with the thumb, contrasting with the bars which follow.
(d)  Bar 13, 3rd and 4th measures should (if you like) be played languidly, perhaps separating the paired notes.  I usually slow right down for a few bars there, but it’s a matter of taste.
(e)  The harmonic in bar 37 is played on the first string, as shown, with the left-hand little finger at the 5th fret, and the right-hand index finger lightly resting on fret 17, — the string being plucked by the right-hand ring finger or thumb.
To me, the overall ‘feel’ is stately and serene, with the exception of bars 11 and 12.  Most of the harmonies could be from a bygone age, i.e. tonal.

 

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