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I'm talking about this kind of technique (at the beginning of the video): How would I notate this kind of technique on paper?

Is there a specific (theoretical) reason for using ties or different voices for notes of different length? For instance this: against this: I understand that if it's literally meant to be sang by ...

Here is a piece of music by Yanni which is arranged for Piano, how should I play the parts I've shown with a circle and what are they called in music? Do they have any special name or is it called a ...

Is it a pickup, an alteration of some sort? The time signature in the proper part (manuscript) is 2/4. This part is a trio in a march and it looks like the time signature is modified without showing ...

I just found this http://learnmusictheory.net/PDFs/pdffiles/01-01-08-RepeatSigns.pdf which says: The repeated measure/bar is used only for drums, piano, or guitar. Is this still the case? And if ...

I'm working on a score in 4/4 and would like to insert a half-measure rest in between sections. What would be the most appropriate/readable way to do this? Switch to 2/4 and back, like this: Or just ...

I am puzzled by the left hand of this piece (Kiss the Rain by Yiruma): The first note on the lower staff looks like a C to me. However, all video tutorials play it as an A flat (for example here and ...

I'm learning to play didgeridoo and have a question - How can I write the rhythms on paper? It's overtone musician instrument and I don't know how can I apply musical notation or something other. I ...

I am trying to learn a piece of piano music and have found some strange notation in it. The two vertical brackets appear to apply only to that particular chord. I have not found this notation ...

I've a nine measure passage that repeats with an exception of one measure. So the 1st run plays measure 2A and 2nd run plays measure 2B. Is there notation that indicates this? Or will I have to ...

I once received sheet music from another pianist. Years later, I started actually playing the piano, and I'm trying to figure out how to read sheet music. The basics are pretty... well basic. ...

A friend of mine recently sent me this image of a piece of sheet music she had been given. This is music for vibraphone, and she is confused by the notation that appears to be a stretched whole note. ...

Or 3/8 instead of 3/4? I don't understand. Doesn't it just change the way it is written and read, but not the way it sounds or feels? Going from 4/4 to 4/8: I understand that the note value of the ...

The cross appears in a few spots. What does it mean?

I'm currently studying Hrabe's 86 Etudes for String Bass and on Etude #3 I came upon this fermata: It's not on top of any note or rest, but on the double bar line. How am I supposed to play this? Do ...

Why is it that notes "start" with C? In key signatures, for example, C Major is the basis and accidentals are added for all other key signatures. I know that the musical alphabet starts with A and ...

Is there any practical difference between 4/4 and 8/8? regards a common and unusual time signature; both 3/4 and 3/8 time are pretty common. What difference in performance is implied in the the ...

This is a bar from the fifth of Bernstein's Five Anniversaries, "For Susanna Kyle". It's a nice and easy tune that sounds vaguely like what Satie would have composed in his youth were he not wasted ...

I don't know what Mm. means. It can't be beats per minute because it's not possible to have 4-6 beats per minute.

Consider the following snippet from Where Is My Mind (arranged by Maxence Cyrin). Notice how after the first few bars there's a time signature change. Does the key signature also automatically change ...

First staff in 'Patterns for Jazz' (1970) by Jerry Coker+, doesn't seem to add up to the time signature. How would you interpret this? I'm just starting to learn notation, so not sure if this is ...

My question is a general curiosity because on StackExchange and other sites I haven't found a complete answer that I can get my head around. I've read through the existing 13th discussions and am ...

What does a crotchet in 9/8 time turn into when converted into 3/4 time? Also, what does a quaver turn into when converted from 9/8 time to 3/4 time?

I am studying a piece, the time signature is 12/8. The tempo indication is "Allegretto, (quarter_note) = 76". I am a bit baffled, as I expected a dotted quarter note. Is this a typo? Or is this ...

Question: What is name of the Latin Rhythm that goes: 1 2, 1 2, 1- BOOM! ? -- as in, "We love Mildred Mil - LER"?

There are three different cases I can think of, with a Da Coda embedded within repeat signs. My question for these three cases is the same: Do you jump to the Coda right when you reach the Da Coda or ...

What does it mean when two notes of the same pitch with different lengths occupy the same space? In this example, the F-A-C chord should take up the third beat of the measure. It seems to be tied to a ...

This is the accompaniment piece for a clarinet solo and I do not know how to play this measure.

Why is the f dynamic indication repeated in the last two bars displayed below if a dynamic instruction should last until a different indication occurs? Also, in the same picture, should the notes ...

I'm interested in learning more about the finale to Mozart's 41st symphony. I understand that there is a fugue with five themes, and that each of these themes are played at different times in the ...

This might be sort of a basic question, but I've been searching the internet for long enough and I thought I'd just ask: I'm a guitarist, trying to create a tab on ultimate-guitar.com. In this tab, ...

I need to put a rhythm in one of my songs but I can't for the life of me figure out how to put it on music. Here is me tapping the rhythm, if you could please add some notation for this rhythm that ...

I made a frightening discovery -- No mater what inversion diminished seventh chords are in, all of the notes are the same interval apart! A minor 3rd. How then is someone to identify what name the ...

A dotted whole note tied to an 8th note works efficiently, but it looks kind of weird and doesn't convey the feel of the music. In this instance, the 13/8 is comprised of 3+3+2+2+3, so I tried a ...

Live On Forever by The Afters has a "chord" progression that continues throughout the entire song, but each "chord" only has two notes, which are: C, E♭; (must be Cm, the only chord that works) E♭, ...

I have a quick question: What's the notation used to indicate that a certain part of a piece is supposed to be played at a higher/lower tempo but only during a repetition. For instance, if I have a D....

When laying out a score, there can arise the situation where the final measure sits alone on the final system. I have had the comment that this should never happen, especially if the measure is made ...

An article about Aeolian harmony on Wikipedia begins as follows: Aeolian harmony is harmony or chord progression created from chords of the Aeolian mode. Commonly known as the "natural minor" ...

I was taught when I was young that minor key names should be written with the note in lowercase, as well as the word "minor". Nowadays on recordings, etc., I usually see both capitalized. What was ...

So recently I stumbled upon this symbol in one of Chopin's works, to be precise in "4 Mazurkas" (Op. 33 No. 1) in bars 14, 16 and 17. Here's a link to the edition I'm talking about, and below is a ...

I have the following problem with two lyric stanzas for one voice, that have different syllables. The following example works with using an underscore at the end. \version "2.18.2" \paper { ragged-...

This is Bartok 44. I must have come across a long time ago and didn't understand it so crossed it off. 4 years down the line I still don't get it. What is this key signature? It doesn't correspond ...

Is it possible to have more than one D.S. when charting a song? if so, how would you know which Segundo? This would be a great tool for saving space in a chart.

What would be the clearest way to notate this rhythm? There are multiple ways to represent this; should I clearly represent the beat or use the least amount of rhythm notes as possible? Is this ...

I have written a hornpipe in AABB format which also has a counter-melody. On the first time through the A section the counter-melody rests until halfway through the second bar. on the second ...

I noticed that everywhere I read about music in scientific pitch notation, I see the notes in ascending pitch as in: A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 Instead of what I expected, which was A2 B2 C2 D2 ...

I do not understand why there are two treble cleff staves and why there are music notes in the middle of the two staves. Which hand should I play those notes with and why are there two treble cleff ...

Opposite of a Fermata?

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I'm notating a musical chant and there is a part where there is a shortened syllable. I don't think changing the time signature and/or shortening the actual rhythmic value of the note makes sense. ...

In this classical guitar piece, a note is given a finger marking of -4: To play this passage, am I correct in assuming you would: Play the first note of the passage (B) with your third finger. Play ...

I don't know the title is correct for my desire question or not tho I will try to explain as much best to make my question understandable. As we all know there are so many rhythmic note which work ...

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