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Side Notes

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• When my son was starting his band at 15 years old, he liked to show me guitar and drum discoveries he found on YouTube. Because of him, I now appreciate the coolness of things like double bass pedaling and guitar sweeps. This song combines two of of my favorite musical influences: Rachmaninoff and Spencer. • Orchestral backup track available at jonschmidt.com.

Helpful Hints:
• Learn the hardest parts first with the correct fingering. • Instead of using a slower tempo to practice longer sections, try using the actual tempo to practice overlapping short sections (as small as two notes...hands alone if needed). • When I practice, it helps me to realize that it takes up to 300 (perfect) reps before muscle memory kicks-in. • I like to imagine totally soft and relaxed hand muscles as I play. I think "soft hand" when approaching hard sections. • For a two-minute performance delete measure 37-106 (orchestral track for two-minute edit available at jonschmidt.com).

Rock meets Rachmaninoff
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Pretty Dang Loud
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arranged by Jon Schmidt inspired by Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor

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Rock meets Rachmaninoff

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16 3 20 24 3 8va____________________________________________________________________ 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 small hand delete 5 2 5 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 5 2 3 2 27 8va_____________________________________end 3 3 3 3 5 4 4 4 31 3 1 2 accent simile Rock meets Rachmaninoff 2 .

4 37 2 42 3 1 47 F 8va____________ 3 8va___________________ 51 3 55 3 3 1 4 1 1 1 1 fit this scale in however you feel it Rock meets Rachmaninoff 3 .

Rock meets Rachmaninoff 4 .C 58 61 3 3 64 3 3 8va__________________________ 67 69 3 3 decresc.