I'm new to piano and have stumbled across a bent line that connects notes on the treble staff and bass staff. What does it mean?enter image description here

  • This has to be a dupe!
    – Tim
    Jun 7 at 14:02

It's phrasing mark, and it connect the notes of a musical phrase. In this case it's also showing that the final C in the left hand belongs to the right hand melody.

  • I feel like that C should have a stem going up as well. Jun 7 at 14:22
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    If this was a piece for two different instruments, violin and cello perhaps, yes. For piano, no. Piano music continually changes the number of 'voices'. No need to notate as if it doesn't. Jun 8 at 1:19

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