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Hi as a beginner I am a little stuck at the moment just looking at some music it’s says duet with piano keys at the top. Then it has parts 1,2,6 and eleven. Do I only play sax on 1, 6 and 11. If anyone can help it would be fab thanks.
 
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Usually the sax part will only show you the sax notes, the piano accompaniment part has sax and piano, sax on a single stave and the 2 piano staves below that. This allows the accompanist to see what you should be playing. And should allow you to see where you play and don't play.

Not sure what you mean by the part numbers.
 
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@Kas44 - I don't understand what you mean by "parts 1, 2, 6 and eleven".
I think it might help if you could post a picture of the music.
 
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Usually the sax part will only show you the sax notes, the piano accompaniment part has sax and piano, sax on a single stave and the 2 piano staves below that. This allows the accompanist to see what you should be playing. And should allow you to see where you play and don't play.

Not sure what you mean by the part numbers.
Thanks very much
 
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Hi as a beginner I am a little stuck at the moment just looking at some music it’s says duet with piano keys at the top. Then it has parts 1,2,6 and eleven. Do I only play sax on 1, 6 and 11. If anyone can help it would be fab thanks.
@Kas44 - I don't understand what you mean by "parts 1, 2, 6 and eleven".
I think it might help if you could post a picture of the music.
Posted pic now
 

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Part 1 and Part 2 I think refer to the different lines but the 6 and 11 are the bar numbers.

You will speed your learning if you get a way from writing the note names on the parts. It is slow at first but faster in the long run :)

Jx
 
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It's for two identical instruments, not sax and piano. Both parts are in the same key, D major. The upper part, part 1, is for one player. Part 2 for the other player. As Jeanette says, the small numbers are bar numbers, usually only the first bar on each line is numbered, then you count on from there. The first, incomplete 'pick up bar' doesn't count in this numbering. Bar numbers help when rehearsing, e.g. play from bar 13.
 
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As Kev says, this is a duet for two instruments of the same type. The two parts are linked with a 'brace' on the left hand side. A pair of lines linked like this is called a 'system'. So the the first pair of lines on page are 'the first system' the second pair, 'the second system' etc. Helps with identifying bars etc. In this can, you have the bar numbers printed as mentioned by Kev and Jeanette as well.
 
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Part 1 and Part 2 I think refer to the different lines but the 6 and 11 are the bar numbers.

You will speed your learning if you get a way from writing the note names on the parts. It is slow at first but faster in the long run :)

Jx
It's for two identical instruments, not sax and piano. Both parts are in the same key, D major. The upper part, part 1, is for one player. Part 2 for the other player. As Jeanette says, the small numbers are bar numbers, usually only the first bar on each line is numbered, then you count on from there. The first, incomplete 'pick up bar' doesn't count in this numbering. Bar numbers help when rehearsing, e.g. play from bar 13.
Ok thanks
 
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Part 1 and Part 2 I think refer to the different lines but the 6 and 11 are the bar numbers.

You will speed your learning if you get away from writing the note names on the parts. It is slow at first but faster in the long run :)

Jx
Thank you
 
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Part 1 and Part 2 I think refer to the different lines but the 6 and 11 are the bar numbers.

You will speed your learning if you get away from writing the note names on the parts. It is slow at first but faster in the long run :)

Jx
Also, those F's are F#'s because of the key signature. :)
 
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At the end it says “Del Signo al Fine” which means “go back to the sign and the play until Fine”.
So you play the piece from the beginning to the end, then back to the sign at the beginning of the first whole bar and up to “Fine”
 
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Part 1 is rather high for a beginner.
When I play duets with my teacher, I make sure he gets the harder part.
(After all, I wouldn’t want him to get bored.)
 

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