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If you are talking about the wavy line with a vertical line intersecting it, then it's a little complicated. It looks partly like a lower mordent but as far as I understand, in the baroque era, according to the AB Guide to Music theory, "Other symbols were sometimes attached to the beginning or end of a wavy line to show decorated starts or finishes to a ...


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Think of the "Explication" as illustrating a Lego assembly kit of symbols for the start, middle, and end of ornaments. In your example the "hook" at the start means a 4-note turn, B A# G# A# in your first example, as shown in the two examples labelled "idem". This is followed by a "mordant", i.e. A# G# A#. Dovetailing them together you get a sextuplet, B A# ...



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