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I keep seeing this text '~C 1, 64' or something similar above a stave, what does it mean?

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Can you find a picture of it? –  Dom Feb 12 at 12:02
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What kind of sheet music, for what instrument? The humorist in me suggests that's a very odd tuning for a low C :-) –  Carl Witthoft Feb 12 at 12:54
    
I'm afraid I can't find a picture for it –  Daniel Feb 12 at 13:16
    
Hi Carl The sheet music is not specific for any instrument, it's a generic midi file that has been fed into sibelius 7.0 –  Daniel Feb 12 at 13:17
    
If it's on your computer can you take a screenshot? –  Dom Feb 12 at 13:42
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It is a MIDI instruction for Sibelius. This document covers MIDI directives:

http://www.sibelius.com/helpcenter/resources/midi_messages.pdf

I believe this particular message is a pan center command for playback.

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Actually, I think it's a mod wheel command, just setting the modulation to halfway on. Setting the pan to center would be ~C10,64. But at any rate, it shouldn't be showing up on the score. –  Pat Muchmore Feb 12 at 14:53
    
Pat, you're correct on both counts. –  kiprainey Feb 12 at 14:55
    
In Sibelius, whether it shows up in the score depends on whether the user enables the display of hidden commands or not. You can turn it on or off. –  Wheat Williams Feb 14 at 20:31
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