Hi, I have a Piano Man arrangement from 2001 Joel Songs, and the DS1, DS2, Coda1 and Coda2 have me confused. Are you familiar? Thanks, Barry
Although I'm not familiar with that arrangement of "The Piano Man", I surely know that finding the "road map" with musical navigation markers can become rather confusing. (Sometimes completely crazy!)
I'd love to help, but without a snippet of the music it's difficult. Is it possible you could post a picture?
However, the picture I added here shows a common way of using Dal Segno. But first an explanation of the music symbols: D.S stands for "Dal Segno" (From the Sign) "al Coda" (to Coda) and also common is "al Fine" (to the end).
Here is how this example works:
1. Play from the beginning until where it says D.S al Coda.
2. Play from the slashed S symbol (that's the "Segno" =sign) to the oval with a cross (the symbol for Coda).
3. Jump ahead to Coda.
So with your example, you'll need to repeat the procedure one more time for D.S 2 and Coda 2.
I hope this helped.
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