πŸ‘¨πŸ½‍🦰 Lewis Capaldi — Hold Me While You Wait Sheet Music

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Piano Player Ability Rating: Beginner

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As I learned, many of you are self-taught piano players and never had a piano class. I try to cover several popular mistakes in piano-playing techniques that we are prone to do.

About the Lewis Capaldi — Hold Me While You Wait


Lewis Capaldi certainly liked to challenge himself when writing!
Hold Me While You Wait is composed in a binary verse-chorus form that consist of two four-bar phrases. Both sections are repeated before a short coda. It's perfect for those with elementary skills.

This is a very tender song.
It should be played very slowly for a tragic, melodramatic effect.

Lewis Capaldi presents us with a wide range of dynamics (the sound volume levels). This song follows the traditional model for the pop form. Its rhythmic basis is sustained throughout, so the LH’s principal duty will be to provide a rock-steady footing.

Common Practical Tips for Pianists


Before touching the piano keys, warm up your fingers and wrists with slow and soft rotating motions and light stretching. Rotate your shoulders and arms.

To begin with, practise hands separately, slowly, and in small pieces of one-two bars.
Practise the harder passages first and do it frequently.

Count out loud to ensure accurate rhythm. By counting I mean the tA-ta-tA-ta, not the old ineffective one-and-two-and.
Accent strong beats and play the first bar of any phrase louder than the last bar.

Make sure to arch your fingers. This is important for the health of your wrists and palms.
Slacking your fingers will overwork them and will cause strain.
Keep relaxed, flexible wrists, hands and arms when playing Hold Me While You Wait.
A flexible wrist allows producing a warm sound.
Both hands should play smoothly (legato) if not indicated the opposite (staccato).

How to Memorize Sheet Music


Start memorizing Hold Me While You Wait from the very beginning. Use the sheet music as a hint and avoid looking at a paper sheet (or a monitor) as long as you can when rehearsing the music piece.

In the left hand there are only four chords that are repeated for the whole song. It takes nothing to remember only four chords instead of 100 bars of accompaniment.

And the last, be artistic, be creative. Print the pdf, take correction fluid and a black pen and add or delete whatever you want in this arrangement.

How to Play Lewis Capaldi — Hold Me While You Wait Sheet Music


Piano Playing Method


Accuracy in articulation are essential for playing Hold Me While You Wait piano sheet music.
Your tone should be warm and gentle melodramatic fresh energetic and rhythmic.
It should impart the lilting feel of a lullaby. Figuratively speaking, you should communicate a sense of comfort, ease, or pleasantness. To sound quietly, keep your fingers close to the keys and do some firm practice from the knuckles.

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. This will create some drama in your performance.

Hold Me While You Wait is speedy. Always keep the hands relaxed, especially with repeated notes, piano keyboard is not lightweight and causes a muscle pain.

Don’t forget to bring dynamic colour to your performance by quickly moving from piano to forte; play every new part with a different volume level.

Make full use of the pedal when calculating how best to present composers’ ingenious harmonies.

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