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Tab is read from left to right - just like this sentence. If two or more notes on different strings are to be played simultaneously (or several strings strummed), they will be stacked in the same vertical plane. Try to picture an imaginary vertical line moving from left to right across the lines of tab. As this line moves across the tab, it will ...


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Notes that are played at the same time are represented at the same horizontal position; another way to say this is that the note indications are "stacked" vertically with respect to one another when the notes are to be played at the same time. In your example tab, none of the notes are played simultaneously. Here's a strummed open E chord (all notes played ...


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As noted in the other replies, accidentals are "absolute", with the meaning unfazed by preceding material or key signature. There is one exception: when "weakening" a previous double accidental (key signature or previous in the bar), the resulting single accidental is often printed combined with an immediately preceding natural sign.


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In the DelCamp edition, measure 25 has a C VII above it. The use of a barre at this point isn't just a tone preference; it's required by the notes. The notes are: B (1st string, 7th fret - only place to play this note) F# (2nd, 7th (can't play this at the usual string 1 2nd fret) D# (3rd string, 8th, finger 2, also displaced and so on) B (4th string, ...


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Study the 5/8 measure and determine the subdivision. Commonly, it'll be 2+3/8 or 3+2/8. For conducting, you'll treat 5/8 like a 6/8 pattern, but dropping the appropriate 8th notes to match the subdivision.


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Like the other answers, I don't know what your notation is supposed to mean, but you can get (almost) anything you want using "chord name exceptions" to define your own markup. To repeat, I have no idea if the notes c e g b are what your chord notation is supposed to mean - but if you only want chord symbols, the notes don't matter much. \version "2.18.2" ...


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The problem is that this is not a common notation, and the meaning of the symbol "C/Em" is unclear. What Lilypond can do - as you know - is add a letter after a slash, e.g. C/E, which means that you're supposed to play a C major triad with the note E in the bass. What does exist are polychords where two different chords are stacked on top of each other. ...


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I guess, I'd just write "(hummed)" instead of (or in addition to) the "mmm" ... That should be clear.


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I am not certain how your {x,y} pairs map to notes; treating them as chords: echo '{1,2} {1,3} ...' | tr '{},' '<> ' | perl -ple '%p2n=qw/1 c 2 d 3 e 4 f 5 g 6 a 7 b 8 c'\'' 9 d'\''/; s/(\d)/$p2n{$1}'\''/g' | ly-fu --absolute --open --silent - produces which appears unsatisfactory, so perhaps instead the {x,y} blocks are subsequent notes over ...


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One has to add that the left hand tremolo notation in bar 8 of the OP is sub-optimal and rather confusing. A better way is already demonstrated in the melody of the same bar. A half-note + a double dotted quarter-note would be the perfect notation for the tremolos as well. Conformity in every line of the score is key! Just imagine a full-score with a ...


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Basically, I think my question is, how do I get that much sustain? Well, you don't really. It depends on the piano, but since it is not a sustained instrument, such as winds or strings, the sound will die away. The only thing you can act on is the timing, which brings me to a point which seems greatly overlooked in the other answers, that is of the ...


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It may be a hammer-on to the 24th fret.


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The slash is a slide (specifically a slide down) and the note you see is a half rest. It is just like any other slide except you just do not end your slide on a note you just rest instead. In this case you would start from the 12 fret and slide down and eventually rest. A slide like this is just used for effect and there are slides that do the opposite ...


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You hold a fermata until it stops crying. Or rather, until you have the attention of the audience and before you lose it again. In a room with reverbation, you stop until the onset of a p will overcome the remaining reverb of an ff. There is a fresh start after a fermata, and you should make it appear like that. With a sustaining instrument like an ...


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To answer the parts of your question specific to the piano, it's entirely acceptable to allow the sound to die away. Silence is a part of music too, or we wouldn't have rests. One way to get more sustain, though, is to use a concert grand piano. (I'm being a bit facetious, of course--I don't have $50,000+ kicking around and you probably don't either--but ...


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Fermatas do not have a specific length. You would just hold the note longer than the value for effect typically at the discretion of the performer or conductor based on what kind of effect you want. For this specific piece, the tempo is pretty fast so any piano should be able to sustain it easily and the piece is well known enough that you can listen to ...


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Ah it seems to be just a short tie. Simply being a hammer-on from 0 to 2 and a quick 4 ie: --0h2-4--


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May this not be counted as a complete answer for I unfortunately do not have enough reputation to comment. A few possibilities: the top staff is for another instrument or vocals (in which case I think it would possibly be smaller); I think the piece might be written for an organ as well.(see Bach's Toccata and Fugue example); as others have stated, the ...


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These are mensural time signatures. Before I explain their general meaning, I would just note that these signatures should not be used without extensive explanation unless you're notating specifically for an early-music group. They are not often taught outside of grad school History of Theory type courses. Mensural music was composed in Europe during ...


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To quote from the competition: those are mensural time signatures. Basically, they are symbols from an earlier time period where notation values tended to be more ambiguous but still more rigid than Gregorian notations. Of the mensural time signatures in use then only the ones for 4/4 and alla breve have survived in modified form. All the others are now ...


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This is an unmeasured tremolo between notes, as indicated by the two bars between the notes. You would perform this by alternating between the two sets of notes as many times as you can in the given duration. You can read more about tremolo at this page


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You alternate the higher note and the lower note quickly. This abbreviation saves the composer and the copyist some effort.


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I use a suffix of d (Di├Ęse) to raise a note, and b (Bemolle) to lower a note. Thus C# is Dod and Db is Reb. Nice and easy.


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I'm afraid that there is no indication on playing notes randomly. You sometimes have a cadenza but this is just a passage where the performer is given a chance to solo a bit. This is not entirely random though as the performer still has to somewhat stay on theme. You also have Ad libitum which can be considered "At ones pleasure" This is when a performer is ...


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In principle you could use the Italian marking "M.S. solo" meaning literally "Left hand only". But "Solo" might be read with a different meaning (i.e. "this piece is for one player"), even though that would seem to make little sense in your context. I think you would be better using a full sentence in your native language, either in the title or at the start ...


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bottom staff defaults to left hand unless otherwise notated. as does top to RH.


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First of all, it should be noted that the edition you have picked is no paragon of typesetting. All of the notes are there, but... The time signature has been changed from 3/8 to 3/4, with all note values doubled. This is probably to avoid scaring beginners with intimidating-looking notes that look short or fast. The eighth notes are beamed in pairs, ...


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Theres that big curved line, I think its a slur, right on top from bar 1-4... does that mean I hold the sustain pedal down for that whole bit? That is called a legato phrasing mark. In bar 9 and 10 there is a "1 block" and a "2 block", I googled it and (correct me if I am wrong) but that means when it repeats play the "1" the first time and ...


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the numbers are indeed fingerings. The circle indicates that the hand position is changing. The long curved lines are not sostenuto pedal markings, they're "legato" markings. Legato means that you play the marked phrase smoothly note into note, without spaces or rests between the notes. You're correct that the numbered measures near the repeat sign are ...


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Can't think why some numbers are in circles - they refer to fingerings - 1= thumb, r.h. in the treble clef. Yes, it's a phrase rather than a slur, so no pedal as the harmony changes. It is a repeat sign. Play the first part again, and second time around, don't play 'bar 1'. Poco moto is a way to say push it along a bit, rather than just keep a tempo going. ...


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You retain the accidental. In this case, it is pretty unambiguous since the lead note is immediately preceding the note (baroque trills would even start with the upper note). If there is more of a distance to the preceding use of a changed pitch, one would lean towards adding a reminder accidental to the trill.


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The rule you are citing only holds for chromatic figures. If you have changed keys, then you use accidentals that match the new key. If you are using a chromatic figure to move to the new key, then follow the rules for a chromatic figures until you finally arrive in the new key, where you then use accidentals that match the key. For example:


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If you're using a Mac system, then I would definitely recommend Logic Pro X. Logic Pro X is intuitive and it works wonders for looping and composing. It's quite simple to loop and audio or MIDI file within Logic and then you can easily transcribe it or compose some music while the loop is playing. Logic Pro X can output to MIDI or an audio file, so if you ...


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I've never used this feature, but Sibelius has support for syncing with the ReWire protocol. This enables you to run Sibelius and a DAW (such as Ableton Live) on the same computer simultaneously and in sync. So you could play audio loops in Ableton Live in sync with playback of Sibelius notation and its virtual instruments, and quickly go back and forth from ...


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Be aware that I've never used Starbound (though it looks pretty cool), but I know something about ABC. If you have a long pause like that, you're going to have a bunch of rests - Look for z a bunch of times in a row to find the spot where the pause is. You might be able to use ctrl + f to search for it, or copy the abc notation into a text editor and search ...


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Display a spectrogram using windowed (short-time) Fourier transform, as seen here, for instance. This methods divides the signal into multiple windows of equal width, covering a few seconds or about. They may overlap in some degree. Then spectrum is computed for each window, encoding the obtained values in brightness or color (maybe using log scale), and ...


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Tenuto is a notational device to make it easy to add selective legato within a phrase. The tenuto mark indicates that the note is to be sustained as long as possible before the next note is articulated, in whatever way is appropriate for that next note. Legato just means "do that same thing for every note for the entire length of this phrase". As an ...


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Your best bet may be to organize your music using tools that make it comparably easy to produce different forms of output from the same input. When using, say, LilyPond, the same input used for producing guitar tablature will equally well produce standard staff notation, and expanding lead sheet information to piano chords is also straightforward. When ...


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The hard-and-fast rule for written sheet music is READABILITY. Anything that makes it easier to read is "more correct" than some markup that makes it harder to read. In the example given in the question, you'd rarely use ledger lines to annotate a note that's more than an octave above the staff, because it just gets too swampy to read all those ledger ...


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For most rock players, what is known as the "lead sheet" format is probably the most recognizable. It generally has a key signature, the melody written out in standard music notation, chord symbols, sometimes with inversions/neck positions/tabulature blocks for guitarists, maybe any distinctive bass part notated, and lyrics. It's a "road map" format.



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