What's the meaning of the highlighted left side dot?

I found it in the tango Almagro by Vicente San Lorenzo (lyrics by A. Timarni). It looks too clean to be noise in the score capture.

left side dot

2 Answers 2


It's a printing error in the original.

Similar dots appear


Stray dot #1

and here

Stray dot #2

and the dot is missing from this treble-staff fermata

Missing dot


There is a different copy of the score in a YouTube video, and it does not have any of those defects.

In particular, here's a screenshot of the measure where the left-side dot would otherwise appear.

OP measure with no left-side dot


Just another copy of the score. It confirms that those dots are just "flyspecks" or something. (There's another tango called "Almagro" by Cipolla; they seem to have run out of names.) https://www.todotango.com/english/music/song/627/Almagro/

  • The capacity to be able to sight-read 'flyspecks' is well revered in the music industry..!
    – Tim
    Jul 21, 2021 at 9:54
  • Were you intending to link to a different copy of the score? The link provided is the same copy as the OP.
    – Aaron
    Jul 21, 2021 at 13:33
  • I didn't notice, I guess. I just linked to the sheet music associated with the performance. (There are other performances on that link, up a level.)
    – ttw
    Jul 21, 2021 at 13:59
  • Almagro Is a neighborhood, so the name repetition isn't surprising.
    – xvan
    Jul 21, 2021 at 15:41

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