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Side notes: Helpful Hints:

• This song is enjoyable because of its nice melody, flowing • Seeing your dentist every six
3/4 meter and the fact that it's not too difficult to play. months helps to reduce cavities.

Song of the Ocean

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with your fingers written by Jon Schmidt
©copyright 1996 5 (from the album August End )
3 2
1
1

cresc. dim.

Pedal ad-lib throughout

cresc. dim.

Bring out left hand melody.

For me, learning to play one hand louder than the other was like learning to rub my head and pat my stomach at the same time. In both cases,
I had to try and try, and then all of a sudden, I could do it. (To practice, play right hand with barely a sound as you bang the left hand as loud as possible.)
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dynamics simile

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17

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phrasing simile

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1 1 1
4 3 3 1
2 1 2 3
5

If two flags scare you, try it at a snail's pace (no pause tempo).
Then slowly increase the tempo. You'll see it's not scary at all.
Remember two of these ( ) fit into one of these (  )
(the same way that two of these (  ) fit into one of these (  ) )

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36

40
5
2 2 1

1
5 3
4
.

Keep bringing out left-hand melody.

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5

1 2 1 2
1 & 2 & 3 & 1 & 2 & 3 &
2
4
R.H. 2
1 1
2
5
1 2

Smoothness will elude you


unless you use the fingering.

48 3 Melody moves to R.H. for a moment.


5 1 3

1 2

1 1
5 2 2
1 1
2

4
2 5
1
53 2 3 2 3
1 1 4 5

cresc.

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1 2 1 2
1 2 3 4
3 2 3 2

Melody back to L.H. 5

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61 5 2
1

1 2 1 2

R.H. 1
2
1
5 5
1 2

Now, bring out R.H. melody.


65 3 3 2
1 2 3
2 5 4 2

2 1
1

69 3 4 3 2 3
3
4 1 2

cresc.

73 1 3 2 1 2
5 1 3 3 1 2

1
cresc.
2 2
5 1

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77 3

You'll need this fingering


when you play it up-tempo.
3
2 3
5 4 5
81 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 1 2 3
2 1 2

( )

optional
note

85 4

4
2 5
1
89 2 3 2 3
1 1 4 5

cresc.

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[Advanced optional measures 93-96 at end.] 4


93 4 4 2
5 4 2 1 4 5 4 5 1
2
()

1 1 2
2 2 1 2 3 4
5 1 3 3 2 1 3
5 1

Fingering highly recommended.

97 4 3 4
3 2 4 2
1 1 1

dim. cresc.

[Advanced optional measures 101-103 at end.]


101 4
2 3 5
1 1

carpé dim.
1
2 2 3

4 5
105 2 3 2 3
1 4 5

cresc.

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109 [Advanced optional measures 109-110 at end] 4
2
4 4 1 5
5 4 2 1 4 5 2 4 5

1 1 2
2 2 2 3 4
5 1 3 3 2 1 1 3
5 1

Oh all right, you can just play the top note


if these octaves are too hard for you.
113

dim. molto cresc.


(This means very much cresc. )

3
117
1 1

(useinthumb
this measure )
for C & D
1
2
(slide thumb)
2
5 3 3 2 1
2

121 3 2 1 2
3 1 2

cresc.

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125 3 2 1 2
3 1 2

cresc.
1
2 2
5 1

129

cresc.
1
2 2
5 1

133
1

cresc.
2 3 1 2
5 1

Melody
to L.H.

5
137
3 2 3 2
1

1
2 1
2
1

1 1 1 2 1
1 2 2 5
3 5 5
5

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4
2 8 va .(octave
. . . higher)
...............
141 1 5
1 4
2

1 dim. no rit.
2 2
5 1 3

8 vb .(octave
. . . .lower)
..............

145
advanced optional measures 93-96 4
(which are also the same for 109-112) 4 4 2
5 5 1 5
2 4 2 4

1 1 1
2 2 2 2 3
3 3 2 1 1 1 2
3
1 2 1 5 1 5 5 3

advanced optional measures 101-103


149 2 4
5
3 1

1 decresc.
2 2 2 1
3 3 1 1
2 1 1 5

advanced optional measure 120


(for those who enjoy the 4-5 finger trill)
152

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