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Should I Play Every Note? #2837772 04/10/19 04:08 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, please.

Do we play every note written here in these arrangements?

I ask because some seem very difficult and in the past I asked a similar question and was informed that music was not a piano score but a 'parts' score and one didn't play every note but just one 'part'.

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Re: Should I Play Every Note? [Re: abrogard] #2837778 04/10/19 04:31 PM
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What you’ve got there is a vocal line (the upper treble clef) and a piano accompaniment (the lower treble and bass clefs). I’m not sure it’s actually possible to play both simultaneously!


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Re: Should I Play Every Note? [Re: abrogard] #2837790 04/10/19 05:00 PM
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The vocal line is the first staff, hence the lyrics. The bottom 2 staves show the piano accompaniment. That's what you would play on the keyboard.


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Re: Should I Play Every Note? [Re: abrogard] #2837795 04/10/19 05:07 PM
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I've some piano-vocal-guitar scores with me. I don't get the time to attempt these. But if and when I get to those, I'd check whether the melody sounds better to me in the vocal, or the piano part. If I choose the piano part to play, then I may even drop the lower notes in the treble clef, depending on how quickly I want to learn it.

Edit: Should have mentioned that these are difficult for me right now, hence the dropping notes idea in the treble clef smile

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Re: Should I Play Every Note? [Re: abrogard] #2837797 04/10/19 05:14 PM
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The top note of the piano part is the note of the vocal line.

Such music is typically written like that.

BTW, the human brain is wired in such a way so that we usually recognize the top note as the melody line, and any notes below are there to fill it in.

So if you look at the example, the top notes of the piano section are the same as the notes of vocal line on the staff above it.


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Re: Should I Play Every Note? [Re: abrogard] #2837807 04/10/19 05:57 PM
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It's a generic lead sheet typical in books. On the three stave parts the upper stave is the vocal part. The grand staff below it is the piano part and solo piano, if you look the top voice of the chords are the same as the vocal melody so you'd be stepping on the singer playing that. Then that is guitar chord symbols. All this is just the skeleton of the song, and you could play it as is and make grandma happy or use the melody line and/or the chord symbols or read the chord stack to get the harmony and create your own accompaniment part. So I would say treat is as reference and play it your own way.

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It may be better for you to find this score in a Easy Piano arrangement.


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Re: Should I Play Every Note? [Re: abrogard] #2837832 04/10/19 07:33 PM
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If you're a beginner, you can play the vocal line with the right hand and the left hand play the chord written on top, in a simple block chord on beat 1.



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