Piano Level 3 Help

In Level 3 the right hand plays the melody (tune) and the left hand plays the accompaniment. Your hands are placed one octave apart. Occasionally the right hand moves where the melody requires it. In Level 3 the pieces are written in the keys of G major and D major. You will be reading the musical notes for both the right hand and left hand simultaneously. The right hand reads from the top stave using the treble clef. The left hand reads from the bottom stave using the bass clef. The pieces of piano sheet music in Level 3 have either 4 beats in a bar or 3 beats in a bar.

Level 3 Music Notation











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Andante

Andante is a tempo (speed) marking which means play at a slow walking pace.



Moderato

Moderato is a tempo (speed) marking which means play at a medium pace.



Allegro

Allegro is a tempo (speed) marking which means play at a quick, lively pace.



rit.

rit. (ritenuto) is a tempo (speed) marking which appears within the piece. It means gradually slow down.



accel.

accel. (accelerando) is a tempo (speed) marking which appears within the piece. It means gradually get faster.



Octave Treble Clef

The 8 written above the treble clef means play all the notes one octave higher.



Octave Treble Clef

The 8 written below the treble clef means play all the notes one octave lower.



Octave Bass Clef

The 8 written above the bass clef means play all the notes one octave higher.



Octave Bass Clef

The 8 written below the bass clef means play all the notes one octave lower.



8va

8va (ottava) mans play all of the notes one octave higher