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Can somebody help me figure out what this note is called please? So i can google it and play it on the piano. Thank youu!! Cause i got it tattooed because it was pn bohemian rhapsody sheet music and i wanna know how to play it

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    What clef? And it isn't a single note shown, but a couple of eighth-note dyads. – David Bowling Dec 15 '18 at 23:06
  • Might I add what key signature? – user45266 Dec 16 '18 at 0:12
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    Haha, seeing as tattoos are permanent, you might want to consider thinking this through a bit more. I actually think it’s a decent idea to get a tattoo of the notation for part of a piece you love, but these notes aren’t remotely recognizable as having anything to do with that song. Too generic and too short. Maybe try a chunk of one of the main melodies? – Pat Muchmore Dec 16 '18 at 0:42
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    And I thought a tattoo was played using bugles and drums... – Tim Dec 16 '18 at 7:53
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    It's also a tattoo of the opening of Beethoven's Waldstein... – Richard Dec 16 '18 at 18:08

To play this requires waaaaay more information than you gave us. We need to know what clef these two notes are written in. We also need to know what key signature. A good way to give us this information would be to tell us at what point in the song this is played.

If it's treble clef in C major, the two notes are A and C. These could have pretty much any context imaginable, so that's as far as we can really analyse. To play it, play the C one octave above middle C and the A below the C you played.

If this is bass clef in C major, the notes are C and E. Play the C below middle C and the E above that C.

Here's my shot at explaining exactly what to do without using any music theory terminology at all. Google a list of key signatures and what they look like first.

If the key signature is D major or A major, you'll be playing the black note just above that C that you played on either clef instead of the C. Any C becomes C♯.

If the key signature is E major, B major, F♯ major, or C♯ major, play the black note above any C and any A instead of those notes respectively.

If the key signature is F♯ or C♯, play the white notes above E as well.

If the key signature is B♭ major, play the black note below the Es. If the key signature is E♭ major, play the black note below any A as well as for Es.

If the key is G♭ major or C♭ major, play the white note below C as well as altering the As and Es like before.

If it's not in any of these jeys, play just the Cs, Es, and As like normal.

  • So, it's going to be a major or a minor third. Don't think it'll be anything else, regardless of key sig. – Tim Dec 16 '18 at 7:59
  • @Tim Fair point. – user45266 Dec 17 '18 at 15:56

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