Piano octaving

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OCTO
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Piano octaving

Post by OCTO » 09 Sep 2018, 11:30

What is better notation to use, single or double?
It is a very long phrase, perhaps two pages like continues...
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Re: Piano octaving

Post by John Ruggero » 09 Sep 2018, 15:28

Much better to do it like the first example. Only use octave signs when the notes would otherwise involve many ledger lines, especially in the lower staff.
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Re: Piano octaving

Post by David Ward » 09 Sep 2018, 16:41

I'm glad you answered John. I was going to suggest the same as you, but much better from an experienced pianist (which I am not).

(I am assuming that this is for piano or at least keyboard of some kind.)

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Post by tisimst » 09 Sep 2018, 18:14

Definitely agree with John.
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Re: Piano octaving

Post by OCTO » 09 Sep 2018, 18:28

Many thanks. I indeed expected answer from John in the first hand!
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