The full tutorial is here.
Interactive eBook 2 that contains the sheet music for this song is here.
In this song you will continue to explore the 3/4 time signature and encounter 4 new notes – B to E above middle C
The Sheet Music:
The RH is a little more involved in this tune and you will need to pay more attention to your fingering to make sure that you do not run out of fingers as you travel further up the keyboard.
Fingering as a personal choice and there are only a couple of guidelines that you might want to keep in mind.
It is preferable to not go over your pinky finger but rather go over your thumb or tuck your thumb under your fingers.
It is also best to try to avoid using a thumb to play a black key but this is very fluid guideline and you often have to use your thumb to do this.
The fingering that I use for this song is only a suggestion and you are free to choose whatever fingering suits you.
Once you decide on fingering that you are going to use, it is preferable to use the same fingering every time you practice this or any other song. This makes your learning much more efficient as the muscle memory develops in your fingers much more quickly and this decreases the amount of time that it takes to learn how to play a piece.
The following are the style and settings choices that I used in the video demonstration. As always, let your own creativity be your guide and develop an interpretation of this song that feels right for you.
Accompaniment: Waltz (064)
Tone/Instruments: Mandolin (254)
Keyboard Intro: 4 bars
Verse 1: as written
Verse 2: as written with accompaniment variation
Ending: keyboard ending
The story so far:
You can now add our new notes to the list of features that could be included in sheet music when you are looking for your own music or songs to play.
Remember your own music could also include the following from previous songs that we have learned:
Time signatures: 3/3, 4/4
Note range: B below middle C to upper E
Key: C major – no sharps or flats
Additional notation: ties, sharps, flats, repeat dots
Left hand chords: C F G
I have located some lead sheets in the fake book that I am using as a reference for this course that are suitable for the skill level that we have developed so far.
They are some great old 60s hits:
"(I Like) Bread and Butter" - made famous by "The Newbeats" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IqkXZxR1K4 .
"Everybody's Somebody’s Fool" – made famous by Connie Francis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW-gGcgjyoU
"These Boots are made for Walking" – made famous by Nancy Sinatra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpwLIdScdrc
Perhaps these are songs that you would like to add to your repertoire?
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OK – I’ve done my playing – now over to you.
Happy playing, from Joanne