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@  robinjessome : (25 November 2015 - 07:07 PM) :shifty:
@  Austenite : (24 November 2015 - 05:20 PM) :cool:
@  danishali903 : (24 November 2015 - 04:54 PM) Oh and check out my new piece! I FINALLY finished my entry to theme challenge #4
@  danishali903 : (24 November 2015 - 02:42 PM) Anyone doing anything fun for Thanksgiving?
@  Austenite : (24 November 2015 - 07:14 AM) :sleeping:
@  robinjessome : (21 November 2015 - 03:21 PM) :shifty:
@  Austenite : (21 November 2015 - 12:40 PM) What kind of help?
@  Lio Llanora... : (21 November 2015 - 04:34 AM) can someone?
@  Lio Llanora... : (21 November 2015 - 04:24 AM) hey..just new here,,can someone help me..:)
@  pateceramics : (19 November 2015 - 05:50 PM) Ha! Words, they are so difficult... Thanks all for the input.
@  KJthesleepde... : (19 November 2015 - 04:53 PM) So yeah, that. I'm probably being more confusing than anything else. Put the lower part on a separate stave, and the upper parts on the same one. All treble clefs
@  KJthesleepde... : (19 November 2015 - 04:53 PM) Or, more accurately, I guess you'd put the tow upper parts on a different stave and leave it up to the pianist to figure out when to play the middle part with left or right hand
@  KJthesleepde... : (19 November 2015 - 04:52 PM) In any case, it's hard to say. I guess it'd be easier to put the lower part on it's own stave and let the right hand take care of the two upper parts
@  KJthesleepde... : (19 November 2015 - 04:51 PM) Silly me
@  KJthesleepde... : (19 November 2015 - 04:51 PM) Oh wait you asked about that too
@  KJthesleepde... : (19 November 2015 - 04:51 PM) Ya know, having two staves with both in treble clef is a thing. I can't advise you and hoe to divy up the parts to the staves though.
@  pateceramics : (19 November 2015 - 03:09 PM) Women each get their own staff, regardless.
@  pateceramics : (19 November 2015 - 03:08 PM) I'm not a pianist, as we can tell. Thanks guys. The question is all the notes up on the treble staff of a grand staff, with the bass staff left mainly blank below, or make it two treble staffs and move the bottom part down just to declutter the interweaving lines.
@  pateceramics : (19 November 2015 - 03:06 PM) This is an a cappella piece for three-part women, so each vocal part has it's own line, and I'm also including a piano reduction for rehearsal so the choir director does have to try to read across three staves at once. The question is for the piano reduction, where parts are mainly all on the treble staff, without ledger lines, does it make sense to move one down to a lower staff to be played with the left hand? You've got two hands... would you use them both? Even though there are only three parts and technically, you could play it all with one hand?
@  danishali903 : (19 November 2015 - 02:03 PM) If Christian still comes on here, I'll have your theme thingy posted in the next few days
@  danishali903 : (19 November 2015 - 02:02 PM) What Robert said
@  Austenite : (19 November 2015 - 01:14 PM) But for a single performer, perhaps it'll be more practical to follow only two staves at most.
@  Austenite : (19 November 2015 - 01:13 PM) In a general score it's easier to follow lines when parts are divided.
@  Austenite : (19 November 2015 - 01:13 PM) It depends on players' dexterity to read.
@  Austenite : (19 November 2015 - 01:12 PM) And yes, a good question indeed.

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