upwards-pointing arrow This was in my audition music, and I can’t ask the person I got it from. It was written by the director at my high school.

Edit: Here’s the full music: enter image description here I’m not sure what style. Also, I can ask my director, but not for about a week and a half, which is why I asked here.

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    What instrument? What style? Can you post the full sheet?
    – b3ko
    Apr 9, 2019 at 18:53
  • The only thing I could find close to this was an arpeggio arrow, but the arrow is next to a chord. There is no chord next to this arrow, so it can't be that...Here's the link if you want to see it. ccrma.stanford.edu/software/cmn/cmn/cmn.html#arrow
    – AduyummY
    Apr 9, 2019 at 18:57
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    If this was written by your director - a. I'd ask them. b. I'd be concerned
    – Tim
    Apr 9, 2019 at 19:00
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    Some thoughts building on Tim's comment. If I was a director and I was doing auditions I would not hold it against a player if they asked me about something in the piece they were auditioning with. If I explained it and they played it as I explained, all good. If they didn't ask and play it "wrong" I would maybe give the spot to the kid that asked and played it right. It's not like your asking what key the piece is in or what the time signature means. This doesn't seem like standard notation.
    – b3ko
    Apr 9, 2019 at 19:07
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    I agree with Richard. This is some sort of weird typo. Practice the rest of the piece. Play a half note there as a place holder for now and wait to get a good answer. Good luck on your audition.
    – b3ko
    Apr 10, 2019 at 2:04

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I would say there's a strong possibility that this is a typeface error and this should just be a half-note G.

Notice that there is a note stem there, but there's no half-note note head. This arrow is not standard notation, so I'm wondering if the half-note note head got replaced by its closest symbol in another typeface.

  • I totally agree this is what happened. Oct 30, 2019 at 13:33

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