# Is there an error in the score of Luo Ni's "G Minor Bach"?

In this score of "G Minor Bach" by Luo Ni (which is a kind of remix of Bach)

in the note that I circle in red, the sound is very strange.

Is it correct? Do you also hear a strange sound when you play this note on the piano?

The recording can be found here

(NOTE: This video must be viewed in YouTube; it cannot be viewed in SE, because the video owner has disabled that option. Also, the video version contains a few additional measures added just before the segment I'm asking about. The part in question occurs at 1:36.)

There is also this part which is very strange :

it is almost impossible to play the left hand since we already have the thumb on the F : how could we play the G just after with the thumb at high speed : this is not natural at all : is the note correct ?

• What is the piece? Commented May 3, 2021 at 20:49
• This is "G minor" by Luo Ni: youtube.com/watch?v=Nvrtau72PA0 Commented May 3, 2021 at 20:52
• remark : in the link, she adds a bit more measure before to do this measure, so it is not 100 % synchronized with the score above. Commented May 3, 2021 at 20:53
• Where did the notation come from? Are you sure it's an accurate transcription? Commented May 3, 2021 at 21:25
• For example we see it on measure 24 of this link google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://… Commented May 4, 2021 at 5:42

Based on the recording provided, the score is incorrect.

In the left hand, the notes accompanying the right-hand's `Gb` should be `C-Gb` not `C-F`. (Actually, both right-hand and left-hand should be `F#`; see below.)

The chord comprising beat 2 (`Ab C Gb Eb`) is an augmented sixth chord resolving to the `G` chord on beat three. The "correct" spelling would be `Ab C Eb F#`.

• Actually in youtube she replays a part so the measure 24 is done later to the number in the score that I put Commented May 4, 2021 at 5:56
• @MathieuKrisztian I matched the score to the recording, compensating for the added measures in the recording. I also added a time-stamped link to your OP, which corresponds exactly to the pictured score. Commented May 4, 2021 at 5:59
• @MathieuKrisztian FYI: I've updated your original question to clarify how the video corresponds to the score. Commented May 4, 2021 at 6:05
• Here at 1:10, he really plays the score that I said, but we don't hear a strange sound : youtube.com/watch?v=DRcVKXctvXo Commented May 4, 2021 at 20:36
• In this recording, the left-hand plays very softly, so the clash between the right and left hands is not so apparent. Commented May 4, 2021 at 22:05

There is an `F` natural in the bass with a `G` flat in the treble, a minor ninth.

If you disregard the `F` natural and change the `G` flat to enharmonic `F` sharp, then you would have ascending the chord `Ab C F# Eb` arpeggiated of beat two. That could be heard as a dominant ninth in `4/3` inversion. It does move to a `G` chord next, so that makes sense.

The "odd" sounding part is the actual `F` natural in the bass clef. Depending on how you spell that `Gb/F#` in the treble, you have a clashing cross relationship with those pitches.

• A couple of typos? 1) A C F# Eb should be Ab ...? And 2) "It doesn't move to a G chord"; "It does move to a G chord"? Commented May 3, 2021 at 22:10
• Are you saying that the measure score is correct or that it is wrong ? Commented May 4, 2021 at 6:16
• @Aaron, thanks! Some days, ugh! The brain/typing connection doesn't work. Commented May 4, 2021 at 16:04
• @MathieuKrisztian, yes, I think the score is wrong. But right or wrong the thing that sounds strange is the cross relationship. Sometimes a cross relationship is intentional, but I don't think so in this case. Commented May 4, 2021 at 16:26
• But you don't have a score to play from. How much time do you want to dump into this endeavor? I would move on to other music, whatever you like, but stuff with professionally produced scores. Commented May 4, 2021 at 21:06

First, a minor ninth can be fun... but can also be a typo. I have no idea.

About the fingering: I myself would try playing the Eb-Bb-Eb to have thumb on the top Eb, and cross over to get my second finger on the F, freeing up my thumb for the G...