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I am a guitar, flute and (a long time ago) bassoon player. I can play a few things on a keyboard, badly, in short: I know how it all works. I'm trying to help teach my wife to play a harp. It has a ...

Having some trouble understanding the best way to score piano when a melodic pattern is played across both hands... Here is the first bar of the section in question, arranged on separate staves, and ...

I'm learning the basics of musical theory and I see this sheet and get this question, the white dotted noted has a time of (2 + 1/2) right? But with the value of the black note the compass make a ...

Why does this staff contain 15 lines and how could I play this on a guitar?

I was directed by America Luke to this forum site. I hope this is the correct place. I have a score with a lot of triplets. It's awkward to write always \times 2/3 {c16 d e} \times 2/3 {d e f}. ...

I have a couple of nice guitar midi files that I would like the scores for; is there any software out there that can do this sort of conversion, and output it as a PDF file? Thanks

What does the note "2/3BII" mean here? The notation below is a part of the piece "Canon in D", arranged in classical guitar. Update This piece is arranged by Allan Alexander. Here is his explanation....

I would like to practice reading music on something other than notation written for guitar. Are there other pieces written for violin, for instance-or other instruments, that can be transposed easily ...

As you know, most Gregorian Psalm Tones have alternative endings. For example, Tone I has 10 possible endings. The endings are denoted by a letter and a number. I understand (correct me if I am ...

Gaspar Sanz had a tablature system for the baroque guitar which features a mapping between alphabetical letters and chords. From the linked page: Sanz's tablature is remarkable in that it is ...

At 3:08 Seconds into this video (Johnny Winter, Mama talk to your daughter, Live CPH 1971): a hemiola cross-rhythm effect, and the guitar strums and bass temporarily ...

For instance we are playing a B, is the third note of the chord a Eb or and D#? If we play Bm is the fifth a Gb or a F#?

I'm trying to read the following stacked notes Am I reading it correctly as : D-A-B or is it D-A-D ? Thank you!

Can anyone explain what is meant by the "wavy line" notation in the photo (bottom staff in each system)? It's from Peteris Vasks, Symphony for strings "Stimmen".

I'm trying to write the following to a MIDI grid and unsure exactly how it should be written. Any help would be great. This is how i have the grid so far. 1/32 Quantize T = Tom (Aka LT) K = Kick (...

Does the bar labeled "One six note phrase" conform to notation standards? All the examples of triplets that I've seen before have always had the beams break every three notes, similar to the "Manual ...

On one of the songs I'm writing, I have a few notes played on the end of one measure, finishing in the second one. Here it is: These three notes being played really fast, I don't want to use an ...

I'm trying to notate a song which starts out in 4/4 time (with two 8th notes per beat) and changes to a triplet feel (with three 8th notes per beat and four beats in a bar) part-way through the song. ...

I am writing a piece of music that has a lot of triplets used as ornaments. Is there a symbol like this: that will be played as as a triplet on the note? Example: note is G. With symbol over it, ...

I'm writing a piece in the time signature of 12/8, and I want a part of it to be in 4/4. I know I can just change the time signature, but I thought of something: If you can divide a beat into three (...

Update: It looks like the votes are clearly in favor of Lilypond. While Sibelius and Finale appear to be the "canonical" solutions, and MuseScore has a nice showing (albeit using a "development" ...

Is that F Clef between the beam of those two notes in the 3rd bar proper notation? if so, what does it mean? I'm guessing it's the same as the G Clef that precedes it, so that the next note would be C ...

Sorry I probably just too new but all of those letters are in piece I want to play. What is that letter and how should I play it?

From wiki: Double sharp Raises the pitch of a note by two chromatic semitones. Usually used when the note to modify is already sharpened by the key signature If I write a D note in a D Major key ...

So a bar's duration is measured in beats. A bar's duration can be represented using the whole note, so bar duration in beats is a whole note. Isn't a 3/2 measure just spilling over? 3 half notes is ...

I'm composing a song. The song is in 4/4. In the bass clef, I have two half notes, one occurring on beat one and the other on beat three. Since each note rings out for half of the measure, I want to ...

It seems there are too many notes in the treble clef below. The time signature is 4/4 yet there it starts with a quarter rest, then a dotted quarter, then 6 eighth notes. This adds up to more than ...

I am starting to teach myself Piano and I have some background in music from school, but I don't remember much. I am working on a new song that has, what I believe to be, a triplet. From what I ...

There are two ties in the bass part of the following excerpt for a Drop D guitar part. Both of them include some other different notes. According to the tie's definition, 16th note + 8th note = 3/16th ...

This is a piece from the 16th century by Thomas Tallis called "If ye love me". I started by coloring the sentences in the different voices to make it more visible to me. I think this was a good way, ...

This is taken from a piece of piano music sheet music but I do not recognize these notes:

What is the meaning of those lines:

When the people sing the song, we use do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, si, ect, but some time I hear that the music people say A, B, C, C flat, ect. Is their relationship or are they two different things?...

As I understand it, a double flat/sharp mark raises the note by exactly a full step. However, I don't understand why anyone would use this - after all, the exact same note can be represented with a ...

is there an equivalent of JSFiddle or Markdown for music notation? That would be useful for posting fragments of notation into StackExchange questions, as well as other blogs/wikis/webpages. math....

This is an excerpt from Etude in C# minor. What do the little X's next to the notes mean? Do I have to play these any special way? Is it an accent mark?

I've been playing piano by ear for a long time and now I am trying to learn the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata. I am a little confused about the meaning of a little cross placed right before a ...

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'm notating a 3/4 time the music is slow. I have two notes, how do I write it two dotted quarter notes (a quarter plus a eighth) or two quarter notes with a bracket with a two on top. (The same way ...

I really need help figuring out the highlighted parts. How do I play these and what notes are those? I really need help, I am only a beginner. Thank You, Piano Woman

In have no idea what the abbreviation stands for nor its interpretation for the singer. The positioning of this abbreviation sits atop the staff sometimes. I could only find the (multiple) ...

I’m not advanced sooo just wanted to ask- i found a music sheets with vocal and accompaniment. As no one will sing for me i need accompaniment. Is it possible to merge it? I play on piano, so I can do ...

In transcribing a work for piano with two voices in each staff, I've come across a passage in which there are two voices in the LH staff for some duration, but in one measure there is only one voice ...

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 ...

The first line shows 3 ways to notate the same rhythm. The second line shows 2 ways to notate another rhythm. The third line shows 4 various tuplet rhythms. 1) Are these tuplets all notated ...

Tempo marking following a rit or rall. What is a rit and what is a rall?

Guitar tablature software like PowerTab has a "musical direction" feature that allows you to mark certain passages with symbols (coda, segno, double coda, double segno), and then use notations such as ...

I am just starting to get familar with the meaning of notes and already read some related questions. Lets assume I have a speed s of 60 "beats per minute" (bpm). Then one beat occurs during a time ...

I'd like some ideas for adding notation to a piece of choral sheet music for the benefit of unification of vowels, diphthongs, and consonants. We already show breaths with a " ' " and no breath with ...

D, G, B♭ B♭, E♭, G C, F, A A, D, F Those sound ok to me but 4th sounds wrong when played low down on piano. Or are they all not right? I've uploaded part of the track. It sounds how I want it to ...

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