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G Major - A MAjor
Titanic: My Heart Will Go On
This arrangement of “My Heart Will Go On” is for an intermediate-advanced level pianist. It serves as an exercise in the Key of G major for dynamic control of the melody with broken chords in the right hand accompanied by single chord notes in the left hand. The right-hand melody in octaves with some block chords requires coordination with left hand ascending arpeggios in the last section. Primary chords G C and D are emphasized with some secondary chords Em Bm and Am.
Water is Wide
(Key of A Major)
The water is wide, I cannot get o’er; And neither have I wings to fly; Give me a boat That can carry two, And both shall row, my love and I.
Dedicated to my husband Brereton W. Bissell 1937 - 2022
Czerny Melody (16 measures)
For rhythm coordination with both hands in G position, this melody includes sixteenth, eighth and quarter notes accompanied with eighth, quarter and half note block and broken G and D7 chords.
German Folk Song (16 measures)
For rhythm coordination with both hands in G position, this melody includes quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with “um-pah-pah” style block and broken G and D7 chords.
For rhythm coordination with three right hand changes and the left hand in extended F position, this melody includes quarter, half and whole notes accompanied with partial G, C and D7 chords using mostly half and whole notes.
For coordination of a right hand single position melody having a short repeated rhythm pattern of eighth, quarter and half notes combined with chords G, C and D7, accompanied with whole note chord roots in a single left hand position.
Aura Lee Duet (21 measures)
Part 1: the melody in octaves above middle C
Part 2: a right hand eighth note broken chord accompaniment in mostly an octave span with left hand chord root notes requiring several changes in both hands.