9

I am puzzled by the left hand of this piece (Kiss the Rain by Yiruma):

enter image description here

The first note on the lower staff looks like a C to me. However, all video tutorials play it as an A flat (for example here and here).

How can this be?

  • 2
    Notice the octave being played in the tutorial. That also should have confused you. If the left hand were notated with the bass clef, the C that note would indicate would be almost two octaves lower than the A being played. – Todd Wilcox Sep 23 '17 at 14:04
44

The left hand is in treble clef.

  • 17
    @Tim no. Matt said what he said - left hand, usually in bass clef, is written in treble clef here. It's thus an ordinary A. Right hand is in treble +8. It's just that. – vaxquis Sep 22 '17 at 21:22
  • 11
    Not A, it is A flat. – fdb Sep 22 '17 at 22:30
  • 2
    @Tim look at the G symbol in the beginning of the left hand, it's a treble clef. A bass clef starts with a F symbol, find a normal sheet I'm sure you will see the difference. – hillin Sep 22 '17 at 23:51
  • 7
    @fdb It’s the A that is diatonic to the key signature, and thus is ordinary. (Who’s gonna out-pedantic THAT?) ;-) – NReilingh Sep 23 '17 at 3:36
  • 10
    @NReilingh: "out-pedantic' is not a verb. Out-pedanted. – Marcks Thomas Sep 23 '17 at 12:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.