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Sheet Music - Explanation required!

 
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rahul
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: Sheet Music - Explanation required! Reply with quote

Hi all,
I'm listening to the piece 'The 2 Grenadiers' from Suzuki Vol 2. The sheet music goes like



However when I listen to the one played on youtube such as

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxc6GvpIAXw

I'm not sure why bar 2 and 3 are skipped. Am I missing any music notation which says to play bar 4 directly after bar 1?

Thanks for any Help,
Rahul
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Lemuel
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum.

Those smaller notes you see on the score is actually your accompaniment, and is there to help you when to come in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply lemuel Smile
So the portion between those small notes is my accompaniment? I see 3 of those in the first line. Why not use just the 2 to signify the start and end of the accompaniment?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lead time into the music is 1 beat ( C means 4/4 timing). This accounts for the
first quarter note (note A) for your accompaniment before the first bar. Then
you have two more measures of accompaniment, with the last beat in the 2nd
measure being a quarter note (also A note) where you come in. This is your lead
before you start your next full measure on the D note.

Notation for accompaniments are there to help players who can read music to know
when to come in. The number of measures shown is arbitrary. I have the same
piece of music with no accompaniment shown. The player would rely solely on hearing
the accompaniment in this case.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, now i get it! Very Happy Another thing - In the 2nd bar, there seems to be a rest as well as a note at the same time(eg an eighth note and a half rest in the second bar). Is it a misprint or am I missing something?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...not a misprint.

Those rests starting at the accompaniment - quarter rest before the first bar (1 beat),
then whole rest in the first measure (4 beats), then a half rest followed by quarter rest
in the second measure (2 + 1 beats), are your rests for the violin part.

This is 4/4 timing indicated by the C like symbol (called Common timing) at the
beginning of the line. This means there are 4 beats per measure and each 1/4 note
gets one beat.

The total number of beats you would rest for as soon as the piano starts to lead on
the first note (note A) would be 1 + 4 + 2 + 1 = 8 beats before you play your first note.
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