Could anyone let me know how I'm supposed to play these two measures on a normal sized piano? The bottom two staves are for piano (treble clef on top and bass clef on bottom).
Firstly, I'd like to ask about the half notes in the first measure of the top staff. I'm really confused about the tie. It looks like it is connecting them to some of the 16th notes that start on the bottom staff that I need to play before the duration of the half notes ends. I'd probably still call myself a beginner at piano, and I'm really unsure of how go about playing this. Do I lift the fingers holding down the half notes before 2 beats is up so that I can play the 16th notes? Of do I simply ignore the 16th notes that overlap with the half notes?
Another thing that I'm not so sure of is the 16th notes. Firstly, what hand should I use? Should I try to use my left hand for the bottom staff and change hands when I reach the upper staff? But I see that the notes on the bottom staff overlap with those on the top one. I'm confused. And my hands certaintly aren't wide enough when you add in the half notes at the bottom.
So, how would an experienced pianist play these measures? Or would they simply not bother to play everything? I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm a beginner and really have no idea. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.