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It's an indication that you are supposed to play the bracketed notes with a single finger. In this case—as is most common—you are supposed to play both notes of the second with your thumb instead of two fingers.
Short answer: C/F-G Long answer: In the key of G-major he's playing IV-I in the right hand (which sounds like a plagal cadence, though it's not strictly cadential) with b7-1 scale degree motion in the left hand. He's also ornamented these chords with an appogiatura consisting of D-E leading into the F of the first chord, and similarly with #2-3 for the ...
It's always good to have the rhythmic feel of a piece/style in your bones as (or even before) you try to learn it. If you're really not familiar with the style, play the music around the house, and dance to it - or at least practice clapping on the 2 and the 4! Think of the music swinging to and fro, with the 1 on the "left", 2 on the "right", 3 on the left, ...
At a guess (given that the following note is an octave down and probably played with 5), play the two notes with the thumb, Dom, i.e., with thumb on the crack between the keys.
The link you cited is for the liner notes of a 2000 album of Granados' Escenas Romanticas on the Naxos label. The pianist in the recording is Douglas Riva. Here is the Wikipedia article on Douglas Riva. The article says that Douglas Riva is an authority on the music of Granados. Here is a link to Douglas Riva's website and his email address along with a ...
In this case, the diminished chord is kind of special, in that it works as a passing chord to harmonize all non-chord tones. What I mean by this, and what I think is sort of implied by your question, is that in taking a scale (C major for example), if you harmonize all the notes in this scale, with locked-hands, block-chords style, for the notes C, E, G and ...
It's been said in a comment, but deserves a fully-fledged reply: your biggest mistake is thinking you can do this without a teacher. Even if it's only a consultation lesson now and again - that's better than nothing. Note the number of people who have tried to give you a piano lesson in their replies!
I feel that the answers above are missing some important points. I've been a jazz musician for close to 20 years now, I started in my early teens, studying on weekends at a top conservatory, later went to music school for college, and have worked on and off as a professional musician since. That said, I will never forget the day, when I was 16, when it all ...
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