In Tutorial 10 of the FREE How to Play Keyboard Series, you will continue to explore the gentle lilt of 3/4 time.
The full tutorial is here.
Interactive eBook 1 that contains the sheet music for this song is here.
Beautiful Brown Eyes
We add a jazzy feel to our 3/4 time signature in this song from Keyboard Series 1.
The Sheet Music:
This old classic is written in the key of C major. It has no key signature (sharps or flats) and therefore uses only white keys on the keyboard.
The song also includes a curved line that joins the last two notes of this song together. This is called a tie meaning that the second note is not played but held down for its full value.
Our left hand moves between C major, F major and G major chords. On the demonstration instrument, major chords are engaged by playing the main note or the root note of the chord in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. Check your instruction manual for your instrument's specific instructions.
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.
Style: Jazzy Waltz
Accompaniment: Jazzy Waltz
Tone/Instruments: Tenor Saxophone
Intro: keyboard intro
Verse 1: played as written
Verse 2: played an octave higher
Ending: keyboard ending
The story so far:
Remember to look for the following features in the sheet music of your favourite songs:
Time signatures: 3/4, 4/4
Note range: B below middle C to G
Key: C major
Additional notation: ties, repeat dots
Left hand chords:
Major - C F G
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Happy playing, from Joanne.