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    Hey everyone,

    I was reading Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven (op. 27) and the 1st note in the 38th measure goes like this:



    The G is already supposed to be sharp because it's in C#m, so I'm not sure if that double note is a G & G# or two G's. I'm aware you can't play two same notes of the same octave on a piano, but I'm not sure if I'm correct because the correct way, atleast to me, would have been to represent G# and G using an accidental instead of a sharp, so I'm totally screwed on this one.

    Thanks for any input. I basically just want to know what two notes are being played there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroxik View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I was reading Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven (op. 27) and the 1st note in the 38th measure goes like this:



    The G is already supposed to be sharp because it's in C#m, so I'm not sure if that double note is a G & G# or two G's. I'm aware you can't play two same notes of the same octave on a piano, but I'm not sure if I'm correct because the correct way, atleast to me, would have been to represent G# and G using an accidental instead of a sharp, so I'm totally screwed on this one.

    Thanks for any input. I basically just want to know what two notes are being played there.
    just the b sharp is being played. It's a b.sharp by the way.
    Last edited by Toddlertoddy; Jul-17-2012 at 02:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddlertoddy View Post
    just the b sharp is being played. It's a b.sharp by the way.
    Wow, thanks! Yeah, I noticed it after that the bar was still in the bass clef so it wasn't G#, but I really didn't know what to do about the two notes. Thanks alot!

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