In Bach's G minor sonata, there is one very controversial note. This note has been driving me insane for the last week or so.
The note resides in the first movement of the G minor sonata at the bottom of the chord in the third beat of the third measure and could either be played as an E natural or an E flat.
When I refer to Bach's original manuscript, the note is written as an E natural.... or so it appears... and then the E occurs again in the 4th beat with a flat sign attached (which would be totally unnecessary if he intended the first E to be flat).
However, every modern edition that I have referred to has this note marked flat while also marking the second Eb with a b symbol.
Another argument for this to be played as an E natural would be a harmonic progression starting with the D in the second beat ----> E natural in beat 3-------> Eb in beat 4 -----> and finally resolving on a D natural in beat one of the next measure.
Will someone please take out their music and argue with me??? haha.
I personally believe that it should be played as an E natural but the majority of the people I've talked to disagree.
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