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I'm afraid I have to take slight issue with @Bradd's otherwise solid answer. Actually, it's not a direct disagreement but a clarification: Professional guitar players usually can read sheet music, and most can also interpret sheet music by extrapolating parts of it as you describe. In a context of a pit orchestra (as in a musical show), studio recordings, or ...


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Usually, the 0 on non-open string note indicates that this note should be played using flageolet. In your example, there are three occurences of flageolet: the d'' in the first bar and the a'' and the last d'' in the second. This is quite natural if you play this in the third position: with flageolet, you don't have to switch to the a string (or e string, ...


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Yes, this will be a harmonic. Probably the octave harmonic at the half way point of the D string. This does suggest, though, that the preceding notes are played on the D string, higher up the neck.


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The sheet music you describe sounds like songbook music arranged for solo piano or piano and voice. Depending on the range of the piece, it may have one clef or a grand staff, often with chords written above and lyrics below. The chord symbols describe the harmony of the piece, which helps practiced musicians understand the structure and progression of the ...


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Guitarists do not generally play from sheet music in that way, with multiple musicians reading different notes from the same staff – in fact, I'm not aware of any instrumentalists who do that. Separate instruments normally have separate sheet music. It sounds like you have some sheet music from a songbook, with a grand staff arrangement for piano instead of ...



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