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Re: Two Hands "Snake"

From: Simon Albrecht
Subject: Re: Two Hands "Snake"
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:12:04 +0200

On 08.07.19 01:43, Marcos Press wrote:
The "Snake" is used to tell the interpreter that the other staff fragment should be played by the two hands, or more accurated, IN the two hands.

Be aware that this is _very_ non-standard notation. It would entirely be clear enough to just leave the lower staff empty—that will make it obvious that the left hand is free to help out with the other staff, apart from the fact that it’s obvious at a glance that the left hand is actually needed to play it. If you feel the need, you could add a "m.s." (Italian) or "l.h." (English) or a small hook (I can’t find the snippet right now, sorry)—but there’s no need for the ‘snake’.

Keep in mind that you’re taking a manuscript and transforming it into a computer-engraved score—those two have very different rules and customs.

Best, Simon

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