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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

I am having trouble composing a piano piece, because i don't know how to correctly notate a specific chord that i have used. The notes are as such in order: C,F,A,E The traditional F Major 7th chord ...

Does anyone know? The piece is for piano.

When I played a music meet a D+9 and a A7/5+. I have tried search in google, but didn't find it. Does anybody know that?

(There's a bunch here, sorry. I've used bold text to outline the flow of the main content of the question.) Basically, I'm transcribing the rhythms of a song, mostly in a 6/4 & 4/4 feel, though ...

For example, when reading piano music on a grand staff, I know that if there is an A# in the treble clef staff (where it's normally natural), it changes all of the A's in the rest of that measure to A#...

This small dilemma I'm having right now is dealing with a problem many jazz musicians face: chord notation. The notes in the chord (in ascending order) are as follows: C Eb(D#) F Ab(G#) Bb Would I ...

In the score of Enescu's 3rd piano suite (Op. 18), there are circles next to usual pedal symbols ('Ped.' and 'release' symbols). What do they mean? This is an example from the end of the 6th movement:...

I’m writing a passage for a 5-line percussion staff that includes both a bass drum and clash cymbals. I know to write each instrument in its own voice, and this is what I have currently [written in ...

What are the correct orientation of fractional beams? Is it true that they should always head to left except if it is the leftmost note of the outer beam (when they are forced to head to the right). ...

How would I group the following: |qqqsq.qqsq.qqsq.qz| Where q=quaver, s=semiquaver, z=quarter rest, .=dot. Assume 4 q to the beat. By "group" I mean, join together the beams. I know one should ...

I had a look at different operas and songs with piano accompaniment. I noticed that one often does not connect beams that one usually would in instrumental music (such as four sixteenth notes in 4/4), ...

Bonse Aba — a Zambian children's song — is written in 2/4. However, the beaming, as shown in this link, does not appear to reflect the quarter note main beats. Instead, it starts beams on beat 1 and ...

Let us consider the 2/4 time. Now, let's say I split up all the beats by 2 in one bar. This gives me a total of four 1/8th notes. Now, in some cases, I've seen that, they are grouped as 2 pairs or ...

Straight to the question, if I have this following numerical scores notation : 4/4, Do=C How to draw it into staff musical notation (If you have better way to say this musical notation type, please ...

Specifically I'd like to know about the apparent joining of a dotted quaver and a semiquaver in the second row of my photo. Is that what these are? If that is what is meant then how does this differ ...

I'm studying music theory in the UK, aiming for ABRSM Grade 5, currently working for grade 3. I'm having trouble grasping the rules for when to beam quavers. In my study book, by Eric Taylor, I see ...

The first measure of the Hanon exercises has a set of four 16th notes that make up a quarter note, and another set of 4 16th notes that make up another quarter note. This adds to 2 quarter notes for ...

Guys I have a question concerning stems and beams. The stems in the first bar are all upward and in the second bar one part is downward. The beams are different in both parts. The question is: What ...

In the piece Three Pieces for String Quartet by Igor Stravinsky I've noticed something very odd that I cannot explain. There are several places in the piece where eighth notes are beamed across ...

Suppose I want to use eighth notes which differ widely in pitch, so that half of the eighth notes fall in a bass clef and half of them are best represented in a treble clef. Is there a way to use one ...

I'm puzzled by the bar ringed in red from a piece for Celtic harp (La danseuse T'ang, in Images de Chine, by Monique Grabus). There are two sets of beams, and every note has both an upward stem and ...

I have two questions concerning how a composer writes breath marks in their score for brass/woodwinds: First: Is it required that the composer notate breath marks where players can/should breathe, or ...

Consider this little passage on the orchestral bass drum (time is 4/4), where bars 62 and 63 are meant to be played identically: I want to indicate clearly that the third note (second 8th) is meant ...

The following are bars 34 and 35 of Chopin's Waltz in A minor (op. posth.) If I understand the notation correctly, the mordent in bar 34 should be played C#, D, C#. Why is it denoted differently than ...

I'm just looking over China Gates by John Adams. I can see in the first bar of the lower staff that the first note is played in the bass clef, subsequent notes are in the treble clef. This goes on ...

On the Jazz Theory Book, there is this example to be played on the piano: I've never had any piano training/lessons, so I don't really know the indications. What does 'Led' (or is it 'Σed') mean?

Out of curiosity, I was searching for the origin of Roman Numeral analysis and the only online source I could find was this passage in Wikipedia: Gottfried Weber's Versuch einer geordneten Theorie ...

I'm writing a timpani part for a concert band score. I've seen timpanist "choke" the note with their hand (on the head) after striking it to stop it from sustaining. How can I notate this?

I am using a Moog Sub Phatty to create ambient music and generally that kind of electronic music, but I do not know if there is a way to notate it, so I can reproduce it later and/or send the sheet ...

My RCM ARCT Performer's Piano exam is one week away, and at my last lesson I had trouble memorizing Mozart's Sonata in B-flat major (K 333). As you may know, memorization is compulsory for the ARCT ...

I've recently installed LilyPond and Denomo and found them to be great tools. However I can not seem to learn how to make a beaming pattern like this: This is the bar in Denemo gui: My LilyPond ...

I am learning and playing flute from Youtube on my own for over 10 months now but there are some questions and doubts that still confuse me. Now according to me no matter what the bass of flute is the ...

For example in the C diminished scale: do I use a ton of accidentals or should I come up with some weird key signature that has something like a D# and use the C# as an accidental on the line of C?

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