This makes the key signature of "Anytime" one sharp F or F# which means that when playing this piece, whenever we come across a F note in the music we need to remember to play the F# instead. This is the black note to the right of any F key on the keyboard.
The triplet sign indicates that we need to play three notes in the time of two notes which creates a really interesting rhythm. Paying close attention to your counting of the main beats of the bar will ensure that the three triplet notes are spread evenly over their two beats.
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: Jazz swing
Accompaniment: Jazz Big Band (050)
Tone/Instruments: Brass Section (131)
Keyboard Intro: 4 bars
Verse 1: as written
Verse 2: accompaniment variation, loosen up the rhythm and add fillers
Ending: repeat last phrase and slow down last bar with keyboard ending
The story so far:
You can now add the key of G major and the triplet rhythm 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: 3/4, 4/4
Note range: B below middle C to upper A
Key: C major F major G major
Additional notation: ties, sharps, flats, repeat dots, first and second time bars, triplets
Left hand chords:
Major - A B Bb C D E F G
Minor – Dm
Dominant 7th – C7 D7 G7 A7
Minor 7th - Am7 Dm7 Em7
Major 7th - CM7 FM7
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OK – I’ve done my playing – now over to you.
Happy playing, from Joanne