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Swing doesn't affect eight notes as such but changes the meter of the bar. Any note longer than a sixteenth that falls on the 'and' is delayed. Typically, this happens with eights but it can also happen to quarters which start on the 'and'. Same for dotted quarters. Sixteenth (or shorter) are exceptions: they remain straight and are never swung (when eights ...


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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and this site has, as a matter of policy, a prohibition against answers regarding specific copyright or legal matters. So I'll just tell you informally why I think this idea of yours would be a bad idea. All songs in the world written after about the year 1920 are subject to copyright. It is up to any individual copyright ...


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Those are recommendations for fingering the chords. The fingers are numbered with 1 being the thumb and 5 being the pinky. So in the first chord, labeled 1245, you use all fingers except your middle finger to play the chord, and in the second chord, labeled 125, you only use your thumb, index, and pinky fingers.


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It's the fingering for the notes. I am pretty sure you know that your five fingers can be represented by the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1 being your thumb and 5 being your pinky. When it is stacked like that, it means to play the chord using those fingers. For the first set of stacked numbers on the left, You use every finger but the middle(3) finger to play ...


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Fingerings. A number is assigned to each finger. The numbers suggest you which fingers to use to play the note or chord.


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This doesn't change the rhythm. As far as I can see, both excerpts are rhythmically identical. The only difference is with the beaming, which doesn't affect the rhythm. However, I certainly prefer the way the Chopin manuscript is notated. Presumably, the printed version is notated in this way simply to keep the L.H. notes on the lower stave only.


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ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) editions are generally reliable to work from, and somewhat less costly.


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The meaning of this notation is to indicate that you are to switch from the current key signature back to A major for the repetition (since the start of the repetition will not in general announce the key signature if it is not changed from before the beginning of the repetition). If the start of the repeat is not actually in A major, this is a notation ...


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Yes, you are, according to these dots !!! However, they're not exactly right, in that the part of the piece after the two note pick-up is in A major, but the repeat is still in A minor.The music is not really written well. You probably realised that the sharps relate to the next bit, and they should be in the next bar after the repeat, or possibly bracketed ...


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The folk musicians I deal with tend to use ABC Notation which is free and has software to convert to PDF. Additionally, when you get familiar with ABC, you can write tunes in raw ABC notation.


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OK, I think I've tracked this down. My college's library doesn't have the specific version of the score you're looking at, but I found the same passage in two different editions. Neither edition has measure numbers, and they deal with barlines very differently during this passage. In one edition, when Violetta starts the word "ah!" and sings the cascading ...


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Several people advise MusicXML here but I don't see that making sense. That is an exchange format, not a format to write music in. In practice, MusicXML export/import works rather tepidly between different applications. I've seen "TuxGuitar" mentioned but the name would strongly suggest a focus on guitar I don't see in question or tags. LilyPond is a ...


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MusicXML seems to be what you’re looking for here. It is imported and exported by many softwares, including Sibelius, Finale and MuseScore (which is free software). It is, however, more of an exchange format. I’m not sure any of these software can work directly on the format, and some information might be lost when importing or exporting.


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The format of choice is MusicXML, which is understood by nearly every program. My favorite program is lilypond which creates really nice scores, is free and multi-plattform but being a music programming language without any GUI, fails in respect to ease-of-use. There are some frontends for it, as can be seen here, but I have no experience with them.


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Use TuxGuitar, it fulfills many of your requirements take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TuxGuitar Not just for guitar, it also supports MIDI, openSource!!!.


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It sounds like a mistake in the score. Just like you occasionally see typos in published books, "errata" can pop-up every now and then in a score. I'd recommend using the nearest measure numbers before and after this one to confirm if it's just one fluke, or the entire score is mislabeled.


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If you play the low G with finger 3 (L.H.) you can then play the F on the D string with finger 4. If you play the F with what I call "lazy technique", by putting the fourth finger on slightly flat, it will touch the open G and stop it ringing. While you do this you keep the third finger pressed down on the low G. To be honest though, it doesn't matter if ...


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From how I understand it, you play the G(low)-G(middle)-B chord (G major without the 5th) and keep it for half the measure, and then change the middle G to F, pretty much like you said. You don't 'silence' it, but you keep it for a shorter duration; while you keep the low G and B for 2 beats, you keep the middle G for only 1 beat, then change it to F, which ...


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I've found new and used books at Amazon US (if that's your location) for ~$10 (Peters, Henle) if you go with half the suites (no. 1-3 or 4-6). Searching for "Englische Suiten" appears to result in more hits...



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