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Problems reading The attached music...Please help(Lean on Me
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I am really new and i am missing some of the notes on the attached music. I would like to get this done prior to class if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it...thanks.

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Re: Problems reading The attached music...Please help(Lean on Me
vphillips #2398402 03/15/15 11:41 AM
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Is the lesson to find the notes and write the on the paper? I've never seen that in my lessons. If anything, putting the number of the finger on the first note in a series helps to get you started, then you "read" the intervals as you play.

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It seems that you are missing the notes on the bass clef. Have you learned those and forgotten them? Or, have you never learned them? By the time I got to music at this level, we had done many simple melodies on the bass clef and had learned the notes. You can simply google "bass clef notes" to find the answer, but I really don't see how that will help you in an organized lesson plan.

(I am new myself, but just throwing out my initial thoughts)


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Agree with Dru in that interval reading is the way to go, but takes years and years to master, and then more years. cool

It just so happens I've been studying Lean On Me, every now and then myself, and the intro, which is then used in the beginning of the melody again, is quite simple.

It starts with a C chord, then Dm(inor) Em and F, up the keyboard and then down again. You're using first inversion chords, meaning you play the root at the bottom, for example in a C chord, EGC instead of CEG. The intro finishes off with a G chord, followed by a C hord.

This version is a bit different than the one I've been following, in that the intro part skips the fifth of the chords, just plays EC instead of EGC in the treble, and the same with the other chords.

About recognizing the notes in the bass, well it's a C below middle C in the first three measures. To make it not too easy for you, I'll give you some hints to start you off in the rest of the notes.

Since the piece is in the key of C major, which has no sharps or flats, only the white notes, you can make use of the rule that if you have a note on a space, and the next note you have to play is on the line above, you can rest asure it's a D, the next note in the C major scale. If you were supposed to go down from the C, to the B below, it would lie on the line below the C.

What I've just described is called intervals. Of course an interval (going from one note to another) can be larger, but going from a note on a space to the next line immediately above it, or from a line to the next space, is an interval called a second. Like for example C to D (notes.) Going from a space to a space is a third, from a space to the second line above it a fourth, and so on.

This way you can count your way from every note on the sheet music. It's even more complicated than I've just described, but welcome to the world of music theory!


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You still haven't explained clearly what your assignment/homework is with this sheet of Music ?

If you just need the basics of Treble and Bass Clefs to get the notes in the Music use:
The Staff, Clef and Ledger Lines

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This picture describes very well what I was trying to say.

http://www.musictheoryacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/keyboard-and-stave.jpg


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The RH chords on the original recording are 3-part rather than the 2-part interval your sheet music shows. So, if you look at the first chord, that should be a first inversion C maj. All you need to do is add the note G (next leger line up from the E). From then on, the chords - all 3-part - move in unvarying parallel. Just keep the fingers of your hand in a fixed position, moving the hand to the right then the left, and it'll work out fine.

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Originally Posted by vphillips
I am really new and i am missing some of the notes on the attached music. I would like to get this done prior to class if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it...thanks.

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the ledger lines of the treble clef aka g or upper clef are labeled notes from bottom to top
e very
g ood
b oy
d oes
f ine

the notes between in the spaces follow the alphabet -f-a-c-e
rememebr "face"

the f aka bass bottom clef the notes are labels on the legder line as follows from bottom to top

g ood
b oys
d o
f ine
a lways

the notes between between in the spaces follow the alphabet -a-c-e-g
rememeber "ace" "good"


Yous shold work the assignment well from this info....




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Originally Posted by piano_primo_1
Originally Posted by vphillips
I am really new and i am missing some of the notes on the attached music. I would like to get this done prior to class if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it...thanks.

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the ledger lines of the treble clef aka g or upper clef are labeled notes from bottom to top
e very
g ood
b oy
d oes
f ine

the notes between in the spaces follow the alphabet -f-a-c-e
rememebr "face"

the f aka bass bottom clef the notes are labels on the legder line as follows from bottom to top

g ood
b oys
d o
f ine
a lways

the notes between between in the spaces follow the alphabet -a-c-e-g
rememeber "ace" "good"


Yous shold work the assignment well from this info....


These are not ledger lines. Ledger lines are the smsall lines that extend above and below the staff.


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Re: Problems reading The attached music...Please help(Lean on Me
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Originally Posted by piano_primo_1
Originally Posted by vphillips
I am really new and i am missing some of the notes on the attached music. I would like to get this done prior to class if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it...thanks.

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the ledger upper staff lines of the treble clef aka g or upper clef are labeled notes from bottom to top
e very
g ood
b oy
d oes
f ine

the notes between in the spaces follow the alphabet -f-a-c-e
rememebr "face"

the f aka bass bottom clef the notes are labels on the legderstaff lines as follows from bottom to top

g ood
b oys
d o
f ine
a lways

the notes between between in the spaces follow the alphabet -a-c-e-g
rememeber "ace" "good"


Yous shold work the assignment well from this info....



Thanks for the correction!!!





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