Before The Gate


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The right hand in measures 12-20 is probably the hardest part of this song. It’s played in 6ths and there’s no good fingering for it. Play this part really slowly and figure out the best fingers to use. There are no “correct” fingers, it’s just whatever is easiest for you.

The left hand in measures 21-34 isn’t that difficult to learn. It’s just the same pattern over and over using different chords.

The left hand at measure 53 is the same as the measures before, just up one octave. Also, the right hand at measure 69 is the same as the previous measures, just up one octave.

You will want to use the sustain pedal in this song. For sections like measures 21-34 you can reset it every measure. However, watch out for sections like measures 37-44. If you hold the sustain pedal longer than a beat or two, all the notes will mix together too much.