So I've got some notes I would like to play on my piano, but when I do, it sounds quite weird. Maybe I'm not playing to good notes, maybe I'm mistaking when I'm reading the sheet. The two sharps at the begining might get me wrong. May anyone help me?

Notes I would like to play

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Notes I'm playing

enter image description here I am french, sorry for the example with the french notes (DO, RE, MI ...)

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    Be careful with your wording: the piece is notated with two sharps, C# and F# . The term double sharp means a note that has been raised by two half-steps. May 1, 2018 at 13:18
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    Don't worry, Do-Re-Mi should be fairly commonly understood in the english-speaking world too youtube.com/watch?v=pLm07s8fnzM :) May 1, 2018 at 17:54
  • @DigitalTrauma ahah okay, I didn't knew that!
    – Nark
    May 1, 2018 at 18:15

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You have sharpened the low C but not the higher. The highest note should be C#, not C. The key signature applies to all Fs and Cs, not only those aligned with the key signature. Additionally, the middle note you are playing is F, but it should be E.

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    The middle note should also be an E, not a F natural.
    – endorph
    May 1, 2018 at 12:43
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    Yes - it's a very awkward graphic to read, somehow.
    – user48353
    May 1, 2018 at 12:44

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