I am a adult re-beginner having had a few lessons with my kids some years back. I am using a piano tutor backed up by videos to teach myself and can play some easy classical pieces. Some of my music scores are marked with sloping straight lines which seem to be suggesting jumping staves and playing occasional notes on the treble stave with the left hand or playing notes on the bass stave with the right hand. Would that be the correct interpretations of these marks? Also, has anyone found a site which summarizes standard score markings.
Thank you L.P. The lines I am talking about look like the first example; is there a name for the lines? It has been a great help to know that they are advisory only. The first such line I have to interpret occurs in an easy version of Minuet in G 8th bar and connects the C# on the bass stave to a B on the treble stave. As both preceding notes are finger position 2 I could play this note with either hand, but playing it with the left hand gives and easy octave drop to the B above middle C in the left hand and better positions for both hands for the next section of music. Thanks again G.M. –