In Tutorial 10 of the FREE How to Play Keyboard Series, you will encounter a new time signature, a new type of note and your keyboard’s accompaniment introduction feature that you can use to add more variety to your arrangements.
The full tutorial is here.
Interactive eBook 1 that contains the sheet music for this song is here.
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The Sheet Music:
Recalling that a time signature is the 2 numbers written at the beginning of a piece of music, you can see that in this song we are going to be counting 3 rather than 4 beats in every bar or measure which will give our song a "Waltzy" feel.
You will also see that in the first melody line we have a new note - a minim followed by a dot. A dot placed after a note increases its value by half. A minim is held for 2 beats so a dotted minim will be held for 3 beats, which in the case of this song, is for the entire bar or measure.
Your keyboard should have a buttons that will enable you to add a full accompaniment intro to your song arrangement that the keyboard will play. On the demonstration keyboard the intros of the different accompaniments tracks vary in length and so it’s a good idea to listen to the intro before playing your music to note down how many bars the intro will be played by the keyboard. Check your instruction manual for your instrument's specific information.
Accompaniment: Slow waltz
Keyboard Intro: 4 bars
Verse 1: as written
Verse 2: as written
Ending: keyboard ending
The story so far:
You can now add the 3/4 time signature and dotted minim 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:
Time signatures: 3/4, 4/4
Key: C major
Additional notation: ties, repeat dots
Left hand chords:
Major - C F G
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