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What is the correct way to notate the word "didn't" if the "di" part correspond to one note and the "dn't" part correspond to another? Being a non-native English speaker I feel like I should write "di-...

What does that 3 with lines stand for?

Can someone help me with this counting? im getting so confused. i need clarification from measure 66 to about 73. i dont understand how to count the groups of 5's and 6's together in 4/4 time.

There are Unicode characters for flat (U266D) ♭ sharp (U266F) ♯ natural (U266E) ♮ But I couldn't find characters for double flat and double sharp (at least not in the character map program I'm using)...

Are legato and slur one and the same? If the two are different, how do I tell which the piece is using? I know the gist of them (as opposed to staccato) but I need to know the specifics. They are ...

I'm writing a violin quartet and am currently writing the melody of a solo part in the piece, and I stumbled upon a technical problem. So basically I want to write these two figures (The duplet and ...

I am transcribing Capella music. I came across singing from D# to B like a slide transcending without steps. How do I notate such a occurrence? Do I draw a line like a guitar slide? Or is there ...

In the below ABCjs sample: X: 1 T: Symphony No. 7 C: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) R: Langsam (Adagio) M: 4/4 L: 1/4 K: Bm [F,^G,B,D]/z//[F,G,B,D]///[F,G,B,D]/// [F,G,B,D]/z//[F,G,B,D]///[F,G,B,D]/// !///...

I want to know how to interpret this. I researched a bit but only read about multiple voices, which are obviously not present here. The whole piece is in 4/4, only this one measure contains 5 ...

I have extracted the measure in question that I'm struggling to understand how the notes line up to the existing (4 4) time signature. As I understand, the bass has 16, 1/16th counts, but the ...

There is an eighth note followed by a quarter note, and above them is a little overarching bracket with a little 3 in it. I know this has something to do with the timing, but I have no idea what. ...

If I have a flat for a note in the key signature, and then in a bar the same note with an flat symbol, does that mean the note is "double flatted"? For example in the key of D Minor with hash one ...

I'm trying to write a 12/8 drum score in Lilypond, with a lot of 32nd note phrasing, and the default beam grouping looks a bit ugly to me: (Here's the above example in LilyBin: http://lilybin.com/...

What does the arrow (which I've highlighted) mean?

I'm using Sibelius 8 on OS X. I want to add hammer on to my bass guitar part. How do I do it? No good and exact tutorials or answers found yet.

What does the indication BVII6 mean. I know it's a barre chord position but I don't understand what the number means. It has been suggested that I include an image so I will try:

I just saw this comment by Tim, in another question: Do can't have a C. It's spelt D, F, Ab, Cb.Or as a triad, just the 1st 3 notes. Ao/F is F b9, and Ao/F# will just be F#o. Or D b9/F#. If this ...

[First time using ABC notation and I'm working on a phone. Bear with me] I recall from my private lesson days that when I see X:1 %%score (RH) (LH) V:RH clef=treble V:LH clef=bass L:1/8 K:C [V:RH] ...

I am currently learning saxophone, and I've recently been introduced to jazz compositions (after playing classical music for a few months). The second measure here has had me puzzled for a few weeks ...

I am following along with a score of Beethoven's first symphony. I came across two abbreviations, arco. and ten. What do those stand for?

I'm writing a drum sheet template for LilyPond and I'd like to place a drum key box to the left of the header. Here is what I've done so far: LilyBin link for fiddling with my markup: http://lilybin....

I mean something like this: I'm guessing it means they're played together but I'm not sure. Also, does the sharp apply to both pitches or just the G?

For the violin I'd like to notate a glissando over multiple measures. But there's two things that are unclear to me: do I just put a semi-breve in the first and last measures and rests in the ...

symphony no.1 movement 1 page 16 by the string sections Working on Peter I. Tchaikovsky first symphony manuscript Conductor score. I came to a interesting observation. On the same page all ...

I have a choral piece where some of it is 4-part divisi SATB, and some of it is unison (true unison, not octaves). I would love to notate this in LilyPond with the two (women's & men's) staves ...

In Lilypond (ver. 2.18.2), how can I place rehearsal marks above each staff group in an orchestral score? Currently, it only places rehearsal marks above the top-most staff only. Refer to the below ...

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 ...

Beginner warning :-) In the following image, the outlined chords are not grouped like a majority of the other chords with four notes. There are four chords later on in the last several measures that ...

How do you play stacked notes,2 and 3 notes on top of each other on the staff for guitar

I'm always having the same problem over and over. I can't remember which keys have flats and which have sharps. How to remember all this? Is it really necessary to distinguish them straightforward? I ...

My question is about the notation of chords and what that notation conveys (mostly applied to jazz and the notes that are implied by the chord symbol). A chord symbol notated with a '7' alone ...

Learning Piazzolla's Tristón for solo guitar, I came across this symbol for up bow/strum at the end of two measures, not linked to any beat. What does it represent? Maybe it's worth noting they both ...

I have come across some markings on the stem of the notes that I have not seen before. I have underlined them in the image below: Strings section (violins, viola, cello and double bass) My initial ...

I’m practicing a simple cello exercise to fill in gaps in my knowledge and, well, I found one. It is a simple passage with pizz. Which direction should the chords be played? From lowest to highest ...

I can read music or hear music and usually come up with a strum pattern on the guitar. Usually get close enough then perfect over time. However, recently I thought that I would like to get a certain ...

A problem I repeatedly run into when notating (either composing or arranging) popular/contemporary (i.e. not classical) music is notating the song structure using an efficient combination of repeats ...

At least in Scandinavia and Germany two notes are marked differently than in most other countries: B -> H B♭ -> B I have heard that this is due to mistake in interpreting messy sheet notes, as ♭ is ...

I'm learning the Tempest sonata, and I don't know how to read measures 72-73: In the measure right before the crescendo, that A-C chord with the right hand: is the A sustained while the C is released ...

I'm learning theories about chords and find something quite confusing to me. Below is the music score. I think C(add2) should be C4-D4-E4-G4, but the score in the picture is C3-G3-C4-D4-E4. The ...

On a music sheet I am reading, the letters "H.V." (without quotation marks) are written occasionally just above specific notes, above the top line of a bar, but lower than where chords are written, ...

On the "Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates, Volume 10" edition of Scarlatti Sonata in F minor K.466 (obtainable from imslp), there are two occasions where the letter "G" is marked above a note, in bar 20 and ...

I want to connect two b2., but the output connected the g. How to make this work? An explanation of this issue will be more grateful. \version "2.18.2" { \clef bass \time 3/4 << { \...

I'm a software developer creating a MIDI player that can play with "triplet feel" -- that is, when it sees two eighth notes, it plays them as if they were a triplet of quarter note + eighth note. This ...

It says 2/4 but the sum of the notes is 5/8. Why is that?

I'm only used to standard groupings of notes (like triplets, sixteenth notes, sixteenth note triplets in 4/4) but I don't know how to read/interpret n-lets such as the ones below. How would I count ...

Apologies if the question is too silly (my profile might explain why I don't know the answer). I am writing a piece and at some point I want a clarinet to hold a note until the performer runs out of ...

Can anyone specify the name of the particular symbol above the crotchet? According to Wikipedia it's called a Tenuto but my teacher said it's called a "dash". Which one is correct? Or are both names ...

There are dash lines below notes on the second and third measures do they do anything?

As musicians sight reading music-- are you very comfortable reading parts in ledger lines or is it more convenient having higher/lower parts notated within the staff with an 8va (or 8vb) symbol? For ...

I have two questions regarding Chopin's Waltz in E minor. On the picture there are two A notes. How does one play the A's? (The rythm is 3/4 ). For me this does not make any sense? In the piece ...

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