This is the deal; I am trying to convert this song in abc notation to play properly in a program that does not acknowledge note ties. The sustained low G# in the first measure was originally written with ties like it is in the second measure; that much I have been able to fix easy.
The problem arises with the upper G and C ties. Every time I try to write that GC sustain without using ties, it screws up the lower GDG rhytm and I cannot get them both to cooperate. I would love to just write the left and right hand as separate voices but the program I intend to use this with does not allow multi-voice tracks and only plays the first voice, so I am currently at an impasse.