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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.

It’s Never Too Late


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Pay special attention to the left hand in measure 21-24. These measures are repeated a lot throughout the song, so figure out the easiest way to play it, and then play it that same way every time. There are no “correct” fingers to use, but you will learn it much faster if you play it with the same fingers every time.

For most of this song, you should reset the sustain pedal every measure. The one exception to this is the section starting at measure 73. For this section, reset the sustain pedal whenever you think it sounds best. If you reset it too often it won’t sound full, but it you hold it down for too long, than too many notes will clash together.

There are also some subtle things you can do with dynamics (volume) and tempo (speed) to make this song more interesting. Watch the video and see if you can pick up on where it slows down a little, and which sections are loud or soft.