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This score writes three voices. The lowest voice is in the lower staff, stem down. The middle voice is in the upper staff, stem down, its rests close to the bottom staff line. The top voice is in the upper staff, stem up, its rests close to the top staff line. As the piece progresses, the middle line (if I remember correctly) will likely venture into the ...


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Generally, notes with up tails are deemed to be 'the melody'. Notes with down tails, as here, are ' the accompaniment'. Thus, the tune starts with two notes that are not the melody. There are three lines to this tune, and since the top line doesn't start immediately, it needs a rest shown. Similarly, so does the middle line of notes. That 'eighth note' is a ...


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This is what this score is saying: 1st 16th note, play and hold middle C with your left hand. 2nd 16th note, play and hold the E above middle C with your right thumb. 3rd - 5th 16th notes, keep holding the E with your right thumb while other fingers of your right hand complete the arpeggio. 6th - 8th 16th notes, keep holding the E with your right thumb (do ...



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