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What are these numbers like "6 5" that are stacked on each other below the bass staff in a sheet of music?

This is figured bass. Subject to several conventions, it indicates the harmony by indicating which intervals above the bass note are in the chord. The idea is that someone playing a chordal ...
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Why are these 2 sharps ignored?

You are reading the notation correctly. I don't know the original, but since there is a difference between them either the sheet music is incorrect or the video is incorrect. Or possibly both.
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Problem with finger jump in piano

You can avoid making a leap if you end with a different finger. Here's how I play that phrase personally: The stretch of a sixth between two adjacent fingers may look like a lot, but your thumb is ...
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Why are these 2 sharps ignored?

You are reading the sheet music correctly. This is (pretty much) the original. Start checking at 1:38. The sheet music is correct. The Synthesia is incorrect. Don't ...
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Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Scales RH and LF correspondence, does one choice make more sense musically than another?

TL;DR: Scroll down to the final sentence. You're correct that, played literally and at speed, it's not going to matter. The difference will be so subtle and momentary so as to be indistinguishable. ...
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Why are these 2 sharps ignored?

This is the location in the original: You will see that the score is faithful to this. In fact this seems to be a score issued by Square Sounds in 2001, so it should be ...
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Problem with finger jump in piano

Make a silent change on A from thumb to finger 5, like other say. But now the most important help that I miss in the given answers: Blind piano players find their orientation by touching the black ...
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Notate whole note right hand and eighth notes left hand

This really is the best way insofar as: the musical intention is for a whole note in the right hand, and it's well-established convention at this point. However, one does sometimes see the left-hand ...
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Interpreting staccato and legato marking in Schubert's D780 no 4

Schubert actually gives clear indications when to switch, either by giving Pedal marks and slurs, or by giving staccato dots. These are given a few times and then you are expected to get the gist of ...
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Interpreting staccato and legato marking in Schubert's D780 no 4

On bar 6, the composer could have written 'simile' or simili', to indicate that the effects continue as long as the pattern of notes does. Most players would anticipate this, even in its absence, to ...
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How do I play this chord?

These are usually handled by rolling the chord and using some pedal. There other techniques:
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Are these groups of notes played together?

The clue you're looking for is in the note values! The semibreves are full bar length. The quavers count up to eight - the correct number to fit the whole bar. So the chord and the first quaver must ...
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Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor Scales RH and LF correspondence, does one choice make more sense musically than another?

You don't have to over think it it is the 30 some notes in the time of the four notes in the bass. As long as all those notes are played in the time it takes to play the bass notes the rhythm is ...
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Transposing Piano Accompaniment for Vocalist - When to Change Clefs

Whilst you can mechanically transpose piano parts down a fixed interval, there's a good chance you'll end up with something that sounds muddy in places. If you have the time it would be better to ...
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