Style guide: use bass or treble?

• Jan 15, 2022 - 16:40

Hi, probably a newbie question for piano but... I wonder if there is any rules or best-practice when it comes to the potential to "sheet" and use your right-hand for the bass-notes? I find myself quite often playing some notes from the bass-clef with my right hand and I think that in many cases it would be prudent to do so.

I attach an example with two options for printing the same measure. The first option is the "logically correct" and the second option is how I actually play this (using the sustain pedal to make the whole notes linger).

I'd appreciate any advice on how to write this in the way that its easiest playable (I do not intend to guide the performer which hand to use for which notes - since I'm not knowledgeable enough to do this).

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In reply to by SteveBlower

I know that this impossible and that my score will not be "correct" in that sense. I attach something which more like I actually play it. But I think that this is quite complex to read and I'm not sure it helps the performer. (I'm not writing this to get someone to play exactly as I do - more to make a reasonable good representation of the arrangement I'm working on.)

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