What does this symbol mean?

by Joey

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In the first notes E-G there is something that looks like a note head to the right of the note stem. What does this mean, and how is it played?


Hi, Joey!

The "symbol" that you see is actually the note "D",the one located just above middle "C". The reason that it is placed to the right is that if it were placed normally, it would run into the "E" above it and would be difficult to read.

Just play the three notes--G E D--at the same time. It is a "C+2" chord.

Best wishes for your piano playing!


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