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How to play duplicated note at the same time?

I want to add to Laurence Payne's already good answer. Not only are there clearly four voices in this piece, they have clear and distinct characters. The second voice is syncopated, which is why there ...
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8va or clef change?

As AndyB commented, this depends heavily on the instrument in question. Us cellists get quite used to jumping amongst bass, tenor, and treble, with stacks of ledger line anyway . By comparison, you ...
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8va or clef change?

If it's piano music, you can use 8va for notes high above treble clef in the upper staff, and 8vb for notes far below bass clef in the lower staff. But, use a clef change instead for notes in the ...
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How to play duplicated note at the same time?

When writing for piano, composers very often notate a musical intention rather than precise playing instructions. We're being told that Schumann feels there are four musical 'voices' here, and had ...
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How to play duplicated note at the same time?

This could have been better written with a rest in the tenor part. There's really no point in writing that F twice - it's confusing to a lot of folk - hence the question. It certainly doesn't make 5 ...
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How to play duplicated note at the same time?

No. This is notation of two voices in one hand, both of which start on the f. So you have one voice that plays the f and then the c,a, and another voice that just remains on the f. Maybe also put a ...
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Why aren't octave clefs used in piano notation?

it's easy to read and doesn't have any extra visual clutter. That's exactly why it's hard to read. With ledger lines and ottava brackets you have something there reminding you continually that you'...
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Why aren't octave clefs used in piano notation?

The problem with octaved clefs is that these are quite uncommon and easy to overlook. Usually we do want the visual clutter of ottava brackets, because it should be clear from one short look from a ...
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difference between solid crescendo hairpin, dotted and dashed crec hairpins?

A dotted/dashed hairpin is usually an editor's suggestion. It occurs where there is no hairpin in the original, but where the editor thinks there ought to be one. Perhaps similar material elsewhere in ...
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Notation and use of cross-staff beaming

There are a few problematic aspects as written: The ottava bass is likely to throw off the reader. The triplet brackets align awkwardly, so visually confusing. The cross-staff beaming is also awkward....
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Notation and use of cross-staff beaming

I do find this rather confusing to read. Personally I’d probably do something like this:
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Can you use other instrument sheet music to play on Tin/Penny Whistle?

You should be aware of the limitations of your instrument. Like a tin whistle usually has 2 octaves range and is diatonic, so has only 7 of the 12 notes that a chromatic scale would have per octave. ...
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Question about Duncan Laurence - Arcade

Yes, the sheet music is accurate. Bars 7-8 and 19-20 contain different lyrics but the same melody an octave apart. Actually the entire 12 bars is almost exactly the same an octave apart but I’m using ...
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Do I need to explicitly cancel the damper pedal when switching to sostenuto?

When a new pedal indication is encountered, it is assumed to cancel the previous one. In a score indicating "con ped." followed later by "con sost.", the "con ped." ...
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Do I need to explicitly cancel the damper pedal when switching to sostenuto?

If you are using con ped., for a general "use the sustain/damper pedal" indication, cancel it with senza ped.. Similarly, you might need to cancel con sost. with senza sost.. Whereas con ...
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Can you use other instrument sheet music to play on Tin/Penny Whistle?

There's loads of music available on the Internet in various text-based formats. I use abc, but there is also lilypond and no doubt others. The advantage is that there are software packages available ...
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Can you use other instrument sheet music to play on Tin/Penny Whistle?

Yes - tin and penny whistles make a lovely sound. And yes - you can play music of any genre, though some tunes will work better than others. The problem is those whistles can only play in a couple of ...
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Note placement for beat/rhythm clarity

Versions 1 and 2 are both acceptable: version 1 is readable because the syncopation is simple, version 2 clearly shows the middle of the bar. There is no other good option. Note the stem on the E-flat ...
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Note placement for beat/rhythm clarity

Of the options you have provided, the first is the best as the syncopation is clearest. But you'd probably want make the final note in the upper staff tied across the bar line (so that it gets played ...
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