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### Liszt Nuages Gris: Which type of note is this? [duplicate]

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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.

### 15 Villa-Lobos étude diamond shaped note

3 answers, 1.176 views guitar notation acoustic-guitar
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?

### 4 Merging several measures of score's part in LilyPond

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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 ...

### 9 Guitar harmonics notation in tabluature

2 answers, 1.246 views guitar notation tablature harmonics
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 ...

### 12 Why did Albéniz write in C♭ instead of B?

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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 ...

### 12 Confused about D7 Chord notation on Alfred's Book

3 answers, 940 views piano chords notation chord-theory
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 ...

### 3 What is the correct way to divide notes?

3 answers, 223 views notation
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 ...

### 7 Music sheet says “in time, swing feeling”, how many bpm is that?

2 answers, 122 views notation terminology tempo swing
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 ...

### 3 How to cross staff slurs in lilypond?

1 answers, 74 views notation lilypond slurs
\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 <&...

### 4 What is the length of the beat?

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 ...

### 1 Beautiful quote about “B durum”

0 answers, 78 views notation history accidentals teaching
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 ...

### 11 Which instrument (generally) has to read the largest number of clefs?

5 answers, 674 views notation clefs
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 ...

### Can anyone help with the use of a “Non Chord tone” in Arctic Monkey's “R U Mine?”

I've recently had a go at analysing Arctic Monkey's song R U Mine and was wondering about this part shown here: The key of the song is F# minor and and the measure shown starts with a non-chord tone....

### 8 How to write 2 crotchet (quarter note) triplets when they don't start on the down beat?

3 answers, 133 views notation rhythm tuplet
I gave this question some thought but I may have worded it wrong so the best I can do is give an example. If you look in the second bar of the piece I am writing (below), there are three sets of ...

### 4 What does this “legato” means for bass drum?

2 answers, 136 views notation drums
I am looking at the tab for heart of gold on Songsterr and I've come across this bit what does the legato notation means? Should I put two notes there or just one?

### 10 What does the notation “2/3BII” mean?

4 answers, 2.147 views notation classical-guitar
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....

### 3 How to notate piano cross-staff glissando with pedal line?

2 answers, 71 views piano notation sibelius arpeggios
Consider the following screenshot: As you can see, the piece ends with an arpeggio that starts on the bass staff and ends on the treble staff. As I understand it, the best and clearest way to notate ...

### 5 Is there an easier way to notate this excerpt in LilyPond?

1 answers, 498 views notation lilypond
<< <des f aes c g' bes>1 \arpeggio { <<c''1 {f4. (c8 c2)} >> } >> It seems too difficult to do this in LilyPond. How do I do it?

### 1 Should articulations on a tied note be placed on the first or last note?

4 answers, 63 views notation articulation
Which one of these would be correct?

### How long does canceling accidentals of a key signature last [duplicate]

0 answers, 39 views theory notation accidentals
I'm a beginning music learner. I've come across a piece according to this site, "If you see a sharp in a measure then all the following notes of that pitch are sharped, until the end of the measure"....

### 2 Pitch notation in different countries

3 answers, 295 views notation pitch solfege numbered-notation
In the United States we use scientific pitch notation to identify each note on the piano keyboard. Each note is identified by its letter name and its octave number. So in SPN, Middle C would be C4, ...

### 1 Lilypond - Repeat with Partial Mesaure at the End

1 answers, 56 views notation sheet-music lilypond hymnody
This demonstrates the problem: \relative c' {c4 d e f d e \repeat volta 2 { f g a, b c d } \alternative { {e2} {e2~e2} }} (And here's a picture: I need the first ending to be half a measure, ...

### 25 Why are double staff pieces of music not properly aligned for Middle C?

5 answers, 2.569 views notation sheet-music instruments clefs
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 ...

### 6 Best way to score melodic piano lines across both hands

2 answers, 163 views theory piano notation sibelius
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 ...

### Staff with 15 lines

3 answers, 102 views notation acoustic-guitar
Why does this staff contain 15 lines and how could I play this on a guitar?

### 14 Effective way to notate triplets

4 answers, 1.022 views notation rhythm lilypond tuplet
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}. ...

### 14 Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music

9 answers, 22.328 views notation software sheet-music midi
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

### 14 Are there some classical pieces that lend themselves well to guitar?

12 answers, 1.237 views practice notation classical-guitar
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 ...

### 5 Meaning of Capitalization on The Notation of Gregorian Psalm Tone Endings

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 ...

### 4 What is Sanz's tablature for the baroque guitar?

3 answers, 155 views guitar notation tablature baroque-period
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 ...

### 2 Alternative ways of notating this example of metric modulation

3 answers, 823 views notation tempo meter
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 ...

### 5 When is a note flat/sharp?

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#?

### 1 Reading notes on ledger lines

2 answers, 81 views notation
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!

### 2 Notation in Vasks “Stimmen”

1 answers, 37 views notation orchestral-strings
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".

### 1 Writing to 4/4 midi grid with triplets for drums

1 answers, 150 views notation rhythm drums midi setup
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 (...

### 7 Notating 6 (or more) triplets with a single beam?

2 answers, 801 views notation sheet-music rhythm tuplet beaming
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 ...

### 11 Notation for fast notes across two measures

3 answers, 1.118 views notation rhythm
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 ...

### 2 How to notate a change to triplet feel part-way through a song?

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. ...

### 3 Ornament Symbol for Triplet

2 answers, 416 views notation rhythm ornaments tuplet
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, ...

### 10 Is it Possible to Write Straight Eights in 12/8

2 answers, 822 views notation rhythm time-signatures tuplet
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 (...

### 8 What music notation software can handle this complex beaming?

5 answers, 859 views notation sheet-music rhythm software beaming
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" ...

### 9 Clef between a beam? proper notation?

1 answers, 389 views notation clefs beaming
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 ...

### 13 A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H in boxes in piano sheet music, how do I play it?

3 answers, 3.826 views piano notation terminology musical-forms
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?

### 4 Double sharp notation - why should i use it? [duplicate]

2 answers, 515 views notation accidentals
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 ...

### Too many notes in measure? [duplicate]

1 answers, 73 views piano notation
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 ...

### 4 Too many notes in this measure [duplicate]

3 answers, 1.340 views notation rhythm
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 ...

### 7 Triplets don't seem to add up

1 answers, 352 views piano notation rhythm
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 ...

### 2 What does the tie across other different notes mean?

2 answers, 1.114 views guitar notation sheet-music rhythm
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 ...

### 1 Is this the wrong way of analysis?

1 answers, 87 views notation chord-theory analysis
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, ...

### 3 What are these slashed noteheads?

1 answers, 127 views notation
This is taken from a piece of piano music sheet music but I do not recognize these notes: