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Clair de Lune by Debussy is in 9/8, but this bar doesn't look like 9/8 to me at all, can anyone help?

In some scores, especially printed sheet music, “like” instruments in larger sections will be grouped together with sub-brackets, such as piccolos with flutes, oboes with English horns, clarinets and ...

I'm getting started using lilyjazz to write Jazz-styled music. I'd like to get the Realbook-like notation that I'm used to featuring a triangle to denote a major seven. the jazzchords.ily stylesheet ...

I'm trying to transcribe Brothers by Yngwie Malmsteen and have a question regarding the diminished run he does 29 seconds in to the song. The song is in G♯ minor and he's playing the notes A♯, C♯, E ...

Look at this: I want to skip the note indicated with a red arrow on second repeat. I know about this solution: But I think it looks way to messy, considering it is only just one single note. The ...

Suppose I have a melody using triplets, which has a swing feel: To simplify the notation, I want to use eighth notes, and mark "Swing feel" somewhere on the sheet: This is all good, but what if I ...

I'm working with a section of music where the right hand (treble clef) plays the same thing twice, but the left hand (bass clef) differs the second time round. Usually I would just rewrite out the ...

Now and then, I'll see notation with a redundant natural, such as on the B in bar 13 and F in bar 15 in this arrangement of O Sacred Head Now Wounded: I say they're redundant because the rule is, of ...

Does a time signature imply accents by default? For example, in 4/4 time should I accent every quarter beat? Should I accent the first beat of each bar? If yes, how should I notate a piece where ...

I've been playing French Horn for 20 years, and thought I had most basic concepts regarding accidentals understood. But the other day I came across the following image via Wikipedia, which had me ...

In music notation specifically for the guitar, there are often picking symbols meaning to pick up or down. What is the purpose of these picking indicators (sorry, don't know the real term for them)? ...

During this question about "China Gates" by John Adams another question came up: What is the meaning of the little vertical line in bass clef bar 4 in front of the C? The same mark re-appears ...

I have this set of right hand open string exercises for classical guitar. Many are in 4/4 but some are in 6/8 (see pic below). The notes are grouped in 6 but there is no tuple notation. Reading as ...

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What does E-Gt at the beginning of a guitar piece mean? It's just left of the Clef. I saw something online suggesting that it had something to do with overdrive vs clean guitar, but I couldn't ...

I found this weird grouping of notes in a song I'm trying to learn and I want to understand why they are played the way they are. I can listen to the song and replicate it but I don't understand why ...

I play guitar and trombone. This question does not concern me, but why don't more instruments with a wider range of notes (e.g. pianos) use alto clef? With C on the middle line, it makes so much sense....

I recently came across a piece of music which looked to be in the key of C major or A minor - i.e. there were no flats or sharps in the key signature. However, it's actually in G major - it just ...

I was wondering, why on most music sheets the high notes on a treble clef are written above the upper lines and take up so much space on a page whereas it would be better to use 8va and 16va to notate ...

I'm transcribing liturgical choir music. I want to know is there an articulation that's longer then staccato but shorter then a note without an articulation. I have half notes that needs to be sung ...

Does it mean to play all the notes at the same time?

I'm just wondering what the R=2N means. I guess it's something like "real bar = 2notated bars," but does anyone know?

I installed Finale Music 25 today and opened a few tutorials and nowhere I could find a sustain pedal sign or let ring like in Guitar Pro 6 or any similar software. The notes are not sustained and I ...

What is the meaning of the thick line with the 8 on top in above the photo? I have looked everywhere on the web, but can't find anything. Any help would be appreciated.

I posted this question on Wikipedia a year ago, with no answers. These two musical signs look eerily similar. The Baroque Schleifer or slide (see Wikipedia page): The quilisma in Gregorian chant (...

Are E1 A1 C2 and A1 C2 E2 chords the same and/or are in same tonality? I think that they have same sound quality by using same notes, but these are different chords as they have different intervals ...

Does anyone know what the symbol °7 and x6 mean. I'm practicing intervals for my guitar exam but I don't remember ever being taught these symbols. Does it look like I am doing this question right?

I have a question about notation for you: What is meant by the two eighths that are set equal to each other you can see in the picture? This from Ravel's Rhapsodie Espagnole, IV. Feria, for piano ...

This is my first question here. I'm a self-taught piano player and playing the piano since 7. I taught myself how to read notes and listened to many mp3s just to get the tempo and beat right for ...

I am currently working on a book on music-theory by Haunschild “Die neue Harmonielehre” (the question is not too specific so it might also have some general value for people not working with this book....

What does '+' mean in an orchestral score? This was an examination question in a music theory exam and I have been unable to find out the meaning

In a song I'm working on, I have 3 3/4 bars followed by a 4/4 bar, and this repeats. However the 4/4 bar is actually comprised of 4 triplets... so we have something like: 1 and 2 and 3 And 1 and 2 ...

It seems that whenever there is an album (book of sheet music) and all the pieces are from a single composer, the name is not repeated with each piece. I wonder, is this a strict rule? Especially, ...

I have a requirement to find PDF sheet music for multiple instruments for the same piece of music. This is for a tech demo. The particular piece is not of concern, but I need multiple PDF for ...

I am totally blind, and I read music Braille. I also use a MIDI keyboard to make musical tracks using a sequencer. Recently, I had a piece, October by Eric Whitacre, transcribed into Braille music. ...

I want to end my piece with the following orchestral harp glissando/arpeggio (not sure which term best applies), starting with Ab2 on the fourth beat, using only the first and fifth note of each ...

What does the dotted line mean between the eighth note stems in the LH part? This appears in the Dover edition of Haydn's Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major. It is present in both movements one and two. ...

I am new to piano and just downloaded this book, it seems simple enough for a beginner like me but there is a symbol that I don't really understand, a fermata. Googling I see I am supposed to hold ...

I'm a beginner guitar player and I was trying to play this tab. but I don't understand it. which strings to bar? Why the name of strings are not as normal and what does that 3/2 means ?

What kind of note is that? It looks like a minim with semiquaver flags. I have encountered these kind of notes in the Nuages Gris piece by Liszt.

In the first étude from the 12 études for guitar by Villa-Lobos, what are these diamond shaped notes? Additionally, what are these circled notes (G, B and E) below those diamond notes?

I'm wondering if is it possible to notate a score like on the picture below in LilyPond. The problem here is that the third measure of the topmost part (which is flute, actually) should be stretched ...

I would like to get understood about the guitar harmonics notation. I was told decimal numbers in a tablature mean natural harmonics. Is that right? I would like to understand them. For example, what ...

I'm referring to Evocación, the first movement of Iberia, which is in the key of C flat (7 flats, every note flat). The key of B uses exactly the same hotes, but using 5 sharps instead of 7 flats. To ...

In the book we have the following image for D7: But every other resource I consult, all 7th chords have 4 notes (this only has 3). What's on the book seems to match the 1st inversion for D7 (minus ...

I recently decided that I finally want to learn musical notation and I'm stuck. I'm not sure how to divide notes so that my sheet would be easy to read. I think the subdivisions should be clearly ...

I'm learning one jazz piece for piano. On the introduction part music sheet says "Slowly and freely, straight 8ths", once intro is done and main part begins, it says "In time, swing feeling". I'm ...

\language "english" global = { \key c \minor \numericTimeSignature \time 4/4 } right = \relative c'' { \global < g c d g >1\arpeggio \bar "||" } left = \relative c, { \global <&...

As I understand, the quarter note is a note that lasts for one beat. the half note, is a note that lasts for two beats, the full note, is a note that lasts for four beats, now i get that, but what ...

This one goes out to all the scholars and historians. I'm trying to put together a little booklet, for my students, to explain the accidental markings (sharp, flat etc) and where they come from. My ...

I recently had a (light-hearted) argument with a violin-playing friend, I play the trombone and we were discussing which instrument is more difficult to play. We talked about the relative difficulty ...

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