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Why you need a rest here in this score? [duplicate]

Beginner warning :-) This is the piano sheet music for Elgar’s Variation, Nimrod. Please do note: I am currently learning time and key signatures with my theory teacher, but in looking at the ...
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What is this violin ornament? [duplicate]

Pictured below is an excerpt from Sibelius’s Tapiola, (Bar 460): It looks to me like a trill/mordent on its side, to fit into the condensed score. But is it?
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What do I do when a crotchet is above a minim? [duplicate]

I’ve been trying to find out what to do when a crotchet is above a minim for my school band. Please can anyone help me out?
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Too many notes in this measure [duplicate]

It seems there are too many notes in the treble clef below. The time signature is 4/4 yet there it starts with a quarter rest, then a dotted quarter, then 6 eighth notes. This adds up to more than ...
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What does this sign before the notes mean and how does its placement affect the notes? [duplicate]

This is from Kiss The Rain by Yiruma but the sign before the notes keep bugging me as its position on staff keeps changing and likewise the octave keeps changing and I can't understand how to play it....
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How should i play this 4/4 measure with 4 quarter notes and 1 whole note in it [duplicate]

So i came across this during my piano sight reading practice and I don't know how to understand it. There is a quarter note (C) with a whole note (C) right next to it. At first i thought they're just ...
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What do these two notes together (same pitch, stems in opposite directions) mean in a piano score? [duplicate]

How should the two As be played with the left hand? Why is the second A even necessary?
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Why’s there a rest over this note in “The Easy Winners” by Joplin? [duplicate]

Looking through “The Easy Winners” by Scott Joplin (sheet music), the eighth measure confuses me: In the right hand, there is a pair of half notes tied to notes in the previous measure, played at the ...
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How to play rests above the notes [duplicate]

how to play these weird rests?
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Some measures have extra whole notes in them. What do they mean? [duplicate]

So i am practicing sight reading and i came across these exercises that have extra whole notes in a measure. What do they mean and how do i play them?
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How do I play these two Ds? [duplicate]

I don’t know how to play this. How should I?
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Extra beats per measure on one staff [duplicate]

I'm new to stack exchange, so here goes... How is this possible: Some sheet music I'm trying to use, written in 6/4 time, is written for piano, and, of course, includes both treble and bass staffs. ...
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How to play a crochet (quarter note) rest in a minuet by Bach [duplicate]

What is purpose of the crochet (quarter note) rest that is shown between treble and bass clef in the fourth measure, and how do I play it?
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In what order do you play these notes? And how? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner with reading sheet music, and i just can't figure out how you play these notes on the bass clef. Do you need to play then separate or together? Is it a chord or not?
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Please explain the bars [duplicate]

I was trying to play a piece of music on my keyboard when I got stuck at this bar no.17 (Please refer to the pic below). Can someone please explain how do a rest symbol and a whole note appear one ...
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