Old Dominion — One Man Band Sheet Music

Here is a new song in my piano sheet music archive. The original amateur interpretation of a tune. This sheet music is created in a transformative manner. Plus music notes in the arrangement doesn't copy any existing material.

Piano Player Ability Rating: Intermediate


How to play this sheet music

The score for One Man Band is written for duo piano plus vocal. If you don't want to sing — omit the Right Hand part for piano and play the voice part in the right hand.

One Man Band score requires arduous effort. I will ad an easier one if this page will be popular.

Piano Playing Method

Accuracy in articulation are essential for playing One Man Band piano sheet music.
Your tone should be energetic and rhythmic.

The articulation in this piece is tricky because it alternates between legato and staccato.
Accent every note, varying the accents each time you play. Once played lightly and up to speed, the ornament should flow naturally.
It’s worth trying out this technique for the entire song.

Among the hardest facets of piano playing is controlling a lightness of attack, and when coupled with playing at a faster speed, a reliable warm-hearted leggiero touch must rank as among the most prized piano skills.

The patterns in verses can become repetitive if not coloured imaginatively and played with rhythmic stamina.

Right Hand

Listen to the actual track One Man Band as you begin to learn the arrangement, in order to balance parts in left and right hands.

In playing any piano transcription of a song, the aim is to give the impression of a singer (the RH) that is being accompanied by a sensitive pianist (the LH). Imagine a duet between a band and a singer, so color the two hands differently. Coordinating the parts may take some time to organise convincingly.

Practise slowly at first, giving a distinct emphasis on the RH while playing the LH's accompaniment as gently and as evenly as possible.

Left Hand

After getting familiar with the RH, focus on the LH. The LH is generally soft throughout. This is one of those pieces where the bulk of the practising will be devoted to an accompaniment.

A relaxed wrist will help you to balance sound.


The Song should sound light, in the tradition of the genre; it will not benefit from being bathed in pedal.

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