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#1 Latin pianist

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 19:07

I've been given the accompaniment of this for a concert on Friday. I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious, but what do the lines in bars 15 onwards joining right and left hand, mean?
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:42

They just mark the direction of the counterpoint. In this case you have 3 voices, and the middle voice moves between the left and right hands, and the lines show this movement.
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:54

Ah. I found it quite off putting when I first played it through but makes sense now, thank you.
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