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#2086771 - 05/22/13 12:24 PM The Fray - You Found Me - Insane Interval
Jessix Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 13

I am playing through the sheet music for this song and it has been easy, but now I am at a section that just doesn't make sense.

This is the version bought from Musicnotes.com

The left hand has to play a huge interval. Note that the this is in the key of G Sharp minor.

I can reach from the E to the G# in the next octave, but its barely reachable and I have large hands.

Am I reading this wrong or is the transcriber crazy? I attached the section I am talking about.

Edited by Jessix (05/22/13 12:29 PM)

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#2086807 - 05/22/13 01:12 PM Re: The Fray - You Found Me - Insane Interval [Re: Jessix]
TimR Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
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Loc: Virginia, USA
Looks like an organ part.

Bass line on the pedals, right hand handles the treble notes on the swell, left hand handles the tenor line on the great.
gotta go practice

#2086812 - 05/22/13 01:16 PM Re: The Fray - You Found Me - Insane Interval [Re: TimR]
Jessix Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
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Originally Posted By: TimR
Looks like an organ part.

Bass line on the pedals, right hand handles the treble notes on the swell, left hand handles the tenor line on the great.

There is no organ in this song that I am aware of. here is a full shot of the part. The sheet music is advertised as Vocal/Piano/Chords and it cant be a Bass part, as there has not been any Bass part for the last 6 pages.

Edited by Jessix (05/22/13 01:43 PM)

#2087040 - 05/22/13 08:56 PM Re: The Fray - You Found Me - Insane Interval [Re: Jessix]
e440 Offline
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Registered: 04/29/10
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Yeah, that's a large interval alright. You're playing an E major-chord in second inversion in the right hand with the root and third in the bass. Major tenths is the hardest tenths to reach. It isn't a mistake. You could always pivot it. gl

Edited by e440 (05/22/13 08:58 PM)

#2087152 - 05/23/13 03:11 AM Re: The Fray - You Found Me - Insane Interval [Re: Jessix]
slipperykeys Offline
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Registered: 03/03/12
Posts: 411
Loc: Dorset, England
A six string rhythm/lead guitar is (usually)tuned, E,A,D,G,B,E covering two octaves where the low E is the one below middle C which seen here, is the lowest note in the top of the bass in this arrangement.

From that it would seem that this arrangement is for seperate guitar and bass players, it would certainly be easy to play in that arrangement.

I am one of those who thinks that performers DO have a right to make arrangements that are "different", (as opposed to easier, although that may be a by-product), there is no proof that the edition you have bought is the genuine, dyed-in-the-wool, 100 per cent original as written by the composer so why not feel free to do it, "your way"?

Edited by slipperykeys (05/23/13 03:13 AM)

#2087515 - 05/23/13 04:09 PM Re: The Fray - You Found Me - Insane Interval [Re: Jessix]
Jessix Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 13
Well seeing as this version is Piano/Vocal and not for guitar, I went ahead and contacted the publisher. They tried to play the interval while I was on the phone and said "I have no idea how this got published this way."

Its funny because where this starts the lyric says "You got some kind of nerve" and the publisher guy said "We got some kind of nerve publishing this lol"

He said just to move the E up to the next octave near the G#

I can play the interval from F# to G#, but dropping that pinky down to the E was a stretch, even with large hands. This song is supposed to be intermediate, so having to play a Major 10th like that doesn't fit with its difficulty rating.

Anyways thanks for the replies everyone!


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