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 Post subject: help on a particular sheet music notation - clair de lune
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:34 am 
Hi,

I have a question about how the notes in a piece I'm learning are written in the sheet music.

In the 11th measure of clair de lune, the second beat in is a chord of D and high D, with an A (stem down) just before it. Listening to this piece, I hear the three notes played together, so why is the A not on the stem with the surrounding D notes? Why is it on a separate downward stem? This appears a few times in the piece. I'm confused.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:38 pm 
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The A is a quarter note, while the D (and E) octaves are eighth notes. Therefore, A and D-D are played together but the A must be held until the next beat.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:34 am 
Thank you - I had never come across this before.


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