Which of the two is easier? (from Bass key to Treble key and back)
I'm not sure if this is the right place for the question that I have now, but hey, if it's not, let me know and kick me out the back door. :-)
The scores that I have always need to be played by others. Sometimes I wonder if some of the parts are easy to read and play for them. I could change it, but I'm not always sure if it's wise to do so. Since I don't play the scores myself, I'm a bit in the dark. Here's one example.
In the example below the lower staff of the piano goes from bass clef to treble clef and back:
In this example there's space in the upper bar of the piano. Is it easier if these notes are moved "upstairs" to the upper staff of the piano? Like in the next example:
The second approach can have the disadvantage that things get crowded up there. Also, maybe the original placement also suggests which hands to use for which notes?
Can I have some reactions?
- I have different, but similar questions from time to time.
- The scores are usually played by a pianist at an audition. I don't know who the pianist is until at the audition, so I can't ask him or her. Also, usually there are several people auditioning. That's also why auditions aren't right place for these types of questions.