This song is in 3/4. The intro is played in a high register with the left hand in treble clef and the right hand with lots of ledger lines. The left hand changes to bass clef at measure 17 for a single note rhythm that accompanies the right hand melody. The “chorus” begins at measure 45 and is the most difficult section. The hand coordination will take some extra practice because the accompaniment isn’t quite what you expect. Measure 61-76 is the same as the beginning, but everything has been moved down one octave and the left hand is no longer in treble clef. When I wrote the music for measure 93-108, I wasn’t sure where it would fit in the song. I decided to use it as a “pre-chorus” for the repeated section at measure 109.
This song is a mix of Gospel and Blues with a little Country thrown in. I’m not quite sure what it is, but I like it. It’s got a heavy swing feel and it’s in the key of E-major with four sharps (which is more sharps than I typically use.) The form of the song is Verse, Chorus, Solo, Chorus. The solo is probably the easiest part of the song, which is also unusual. The hardest part is the second chorus. It’s louder, and requires more notes to fill out the sound. You can leave out the grace notes if you want to make things simpler.
A lot of my music is in 4/4 time. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I thought I’d write something in 3/4 time to change things up. This song is in the key of G-Major and has a bit of waltz feel to it. The sustain pedal is your friend in this song, especially for the “bass-chord-chord” pattern in the left hand (like at measure 5.) The left hand actually has the melody at measure 49 and continues until the opening section returns at measure 65.
This song is in 3/4 time. That means that there are 3 beats in every measure and that a quarter note gets one beat. Notice how the tempo gets faster at measure 18.
The opening melody is repeated throughout the song, so I’ve labeled the finger numbers for the right hand to show you the best way to play it. If you play this melody with the same fingers every time throughout this song, you’ll learn it much faster. There are also finger number suggestions at measures 89 and 104.
Also, for those of you that are still new to sheet music, I want to point out that accidentals continue through the measure. Look at measure 19. Only the first A has a flat sign in front of it, but the flat sign continues for the rest of the measure and makes all three notes A-flat.
This song has a few tough spots, like measures 104-116. The best thing to do is slow it way down and practice each hand separately, then combine the hands at a slow speed.
This song is in 3/4. That means that there are 3 beats in every measure, and that a quarter note gets one beat. So, you can fit 3 quarter notes into a single measure, like the right hand in measure 22. Or, you can fit 6 eighth notes into a single measure, like the right hand in measure 3.
To learn the right hand part of the introduction, use your thumb to play E, F, and G, and use your 4th finger (ring finger) to play all of the C’s. The rest of the right hand introduction will fall into place if you concentrate on your thumb for E, F, G, and your 4th finger for all of the C’s.
The rest of the song isn’t too difficult. Use the sustain pedal throughout. In general, you’ll want to reset it every measure. The section starting at measure 74 is the peak of the song, so play this part louder and then bring it down for the outro at measure 90.