You have a suggested bass pattern in the music (bass clef).
How about following that - to simplify just use the bass note for the indicated chord or chord only or the 2 'stabbed' together?
I'm not sure oom-pah is right here?
Thanks for your answers.I'm with @dunlustin.
This is a hymn, so I'd play it the way an organist would. That is, as close as possible to what's written there, without any sort of oom-pah or "stride" rhythmic LH pattern.
Heck, you could just play single bass notes (no chord buttons) in time with the RH part. It's sort of a modal song anyway, and I'm not convinced that the printed chords really work in all parts of the measure anyway.
Personally, I just play it like 4/4, giving the "quarter notes" a single beat!
Or, you could count the quarter notes as 1 and, two and?
I will try, thanks!Or alternatively when it goes fast enough, just pretend it is 2/4 and that all the note values are half of what is written down.
Thanks, Phil! You play very well! I just wanted to ask a question, about Jeff's way, which way did you do it? Did you sustain the chord with each measure or did you sustain the chord according to the F clef or did you sustain each key note as written in the F clef?Hi FireSpirit,
I have played your music sheet as per Dingo and then as per Jeff Jetton. I think in practice it would be good to use both ( and more ) so as to give a bit of variety your playing. It depends if you are playing solo or if you are part of a band.
This is the song in piano. Although, I think you can play "organist style" (holding the notes in the bass, right?), It seems to me more that it is oom-pah style ... Maybe I am mistaken.
Thanks for your attention and your patience in explaining, Phil! Your attention has been uplifting for me.Hi FireSpirit,
Jeff's way would be to play it to the music as written. Therefore, the bass button presses are per the F clef and the first 4 bars would have twice as many button presses as below ( 4 to the bar instead of 2 ):
D,Dm,D,Dm,D,Dm,D,Dm,G,Gm,G,Gm,G,Gm,G,Gm where D = the root note D and Dm = the D minor chord
IMHO this makes the overall effect a bit "bottom heavy" but on the other hand would sound better if played a little slower.
This song is a bit like "You shall go out with joy", also Slany Plac.
Thanks, Jeff!Well I stand corrected now that I hear an interpretation of the tune. It's a lot faster and peppier than that I would've guessed based on the notated music, and not nearly as organ-like.
So if that's the way you prefer to play it, that is definitely oom-pah style. Something that would normally be notated in 2/4, with the bass part being eighth notes. Not sure why they "multiplied" everything by two and put it in 2/2.
I am asking more than once why in my church I will need to play along with flutes, violins and piano and I need to learn to play in a band, without playing in a very "rhythmic" way.
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