I have the below measure showing what appears a semiquaver beam for 1 beat without notes in the middle of the bar. What does this mean?


  • Thanks it certainly looks like that now that you mention it I had just never seen it so .... long!
    – Fiztban
    Mar 29, 2023 at 22:10
  • It's because of the 16th notes.
    – phoog
    Mar 29, 2023 at 23:41

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I'd wager that it's a tremolo in the right hand, between the triad and the single note. But I don't know this particular piece, etc., so I can't be sure.

  • Its the 3rd from last bar of Pearl Fishers from Jeffrey Howard's arrangement. Gosh I have never seen a tremolo this stretched out!
    – Fiztban
    Mar 29, 2023 at 22:09

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