How to play bass part (left hand) in Yann Tiersen's "Comptine d'ete no. 2" piano piece? Here the two sample bars (other bars has similar bass part):

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I'm confused in strange notation, look at arrows. Does this mean that I should lift sustain pedal up on this notes?


When notated like this, it generally means that you will hold down the note with one finger while the other fingers play the 8th notes. Play the E with your little finger and hold it down, then use your index finger and thumb to play the B, high E, and B. Repeat for the F and so on. I don't see any pedal markings, so no pedal should be used.

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    With the caveat that touch of syncope pedal between the 4th and 5th quavers of the second bar is probably useful to help with the illusion that the low A is a semibreve (seeing how he will actually need to play it as two minims to articulate the second LH figure). – user16935 Jan 4 '15 at 2:01

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