In Tutorial 9 of the FREE How to Play Keyboard Series, you will discover the tie, a new note, double bar lines, repeat dots and how to create song arrangements with keyboard introductions and endings.
The full tutorial is here.
Interactive eBook 1 that contains the sheet music for this song is here.
The Sheet Music:
There can be a lot of notation (signs and symbols) included in sheet music in addition to the written notes on the staff. You may come across a tie which is a curved line that is drawn between 2 notes that are the same. It indicates that you do not play the second note, but you hold it down for its full value.
You might also notice two dots placed vertically to the left of a double bar line that indicate that the music is to be repeated from its beginning or from any preceding dots that may be in the sheet music.
Your keyboard will probably have many features that can enhance your interpretation of the music that you want to play. You may have buttons that when pressed will allow the keyboard to play entire intros and endings in your song arrangements. Look - no hands! Check your instruction manual for your instrument's specific information.
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: Slow ballad
Keyboard Intro: 2 bars
Verse 1: played as written
Verse 2: played an octave higher
Ending: keyboard ending
The story so far:
You can now add ties and repeat dots 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: 4/4
Note range: B below middle C to upper A
Key: C major
Additional notation: ties, repeat dots
Left hand chords:
Major - C F G
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