While talking with a friend, I mentioned that the width of a classical guitar neck is quite large, to allow a player room to slightly and subtly bend a string (or strings) by moving fingers parallel to frets to bring chords more accurately in tune while playing. Although this is arguably an advanced technique, it surely is used, particularly on held chords where this “pushing” of strings on frets will really help land a chord in better tune.
Any suggested pieces where unless this done, the equal temperament of the guitar is really noticeably out of tune? (I expect there are some trickster composers out there who have written music specifically to exploit this requirement for satisfactory performances).
Any link to a particular youtube clip where it is clear that the performer is doing this bending to bring chords into better tune?
I’d like to show my friend this being done, on a piece of classical guitar music.
— edit amendment:
Thanks for the interesting comments. I would really like a youtube clip of a competent performer playing an established work from the standard repertoire, that shows this kind of bending going on. I’ve done some dives down youtube rabbit holes, and found some that it looks like this is what’s going on, but I’d really love to have one where it’s really obvious, in case someone knows of one.
All in good fun, I’m not in an (ill-tempered) argument with anyone or anything, it’s just interesting to me.