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Questions tagged [sheet-music]

Musical notation in written or printed form. Question asking to find or transcribe (make) sheet music for a particular song are off-topic.

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Trombone sheet music help

I don't know how to play the notes that are stacked on each other and and what they mean but the 12 over 8 thing
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How long does ad lib. sim. last

I have a piece of (bass guitar) music with some repeats in it, and a direction "last time ad lib. sim.". For how long should this direction remain active? Until the end of the bar? The end of the ...
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What are these things [duplicate]

I've been trying to understand the occurance in various scores of two instance of the same note with different durations, and I've tried looking up various things to see if I can find out what I am ...
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Anyone knows where I can find a Midi to Score converting basic library? [closed]

I have a midi file that I want to visualize to sheet music. However I need to be able to play with the visuals of the score. I want to remove some rules like "if there is a duplicate midi note at the ...
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Ride Cymbal in notation Sibelius

Hello I have this notation: Notation But someone told me that is wrong notated the ride cymbal and is incorrect. And that must be notated of the G space above the staff. Can someone tell me ...
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What's this L symbol in piano notation called?

There's a symbol used in piano manuscript notation that means "play this in the other hand, even though it's written in this one". It looks like a capital L shape. As you can (maybe) see in my bad ...
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Are there any “good practices for sheet music writing” guidelines that are more or less universally accepted?

I'm an amateur musician who sometimes likes to write sheet music for arrangements and for pieces that I figure out by ear. I do this mainly because I can go long periods without playing and when I ...
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Naming convention for sheet music?

As far as I can tell there are two different types of sheet music/tablature (there are most likely a whole lot more variations, but for my purposes) where one type aims to let you play your instrument ...
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Three Treble Clefs

What does it mean when there is a layout like this, and each has a treble clef. There is no bass clef. How is this played?
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Why are page turners only for pianists?

This might be a silly question, but why is it that pianists (sometimes) get a page turner, whereas violinists, cellists etc. turn their pages by themselves? A violinist too can have both hands busy, ...
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How to indicate things that you should listen for in Musescore?

Some people have complained about my arrangements being hard to understand when only viewing your part sheet. Because of that, I'd like to somehow indicate that a certain part should not be played, ...
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How should I teach myself sight-reading?

How would I go about teaching myself how to sight read for piano, should I practice out of a sight reading book? Or should I take a piece of music with a lower grade level (such as Bach) and sight ...
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How do I memorize a piece by heart? [duplicate]

how should I memorize sheet music by heart that I could start from anywhere I want and know the notes and fingerings? when I'm practicing sheet music i feel like im not making any progress, I just ...
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What does “play 2nd time only” mean?

I am very new to music theory and I just want justification on what “play 2nd time only” means. Does it mean that the instrument does not play it the 1st time, and then does play it the 2nd time, ...
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Imaginary bar line fixed

I attach a picture where someone told me there are problems in some measures with the Imaginary Bar Line. What can be fixed in this example?
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Meaning of ₵ symbol on guitar sheet music

I have the following sheet music excerpt for Spanish guitar: What is the meaning of the ₵2 and C3 on the 2nd and 4th measures?
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Difference between grouping 16th note

I found two different way to group 16th note in diffirent sheetmusic. I would like know if both are same or different as I am just a begunner to the world of music notes.
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Organizing a HUGE music library

In addition to my own music teacher library (texts, octavos, sight-reading, composer biographies, instrumental method books, theory, etc.), I inherited an enormous library (thousands of pieces from a ...
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Sibelius and Guitar VST problem

I have the latest Sibelius and I have one VST plugin for guitar. Now I have a song that use drums, piano, guitar. Now to activate the VST guitar plugin I need to go to play setup and here say Sibelius ...
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How to put notes on top of PDF sheet music document?

I have a lot of sheet music in PDF files, and I'd like to write notes* on top of them arbitrarily without printing them out. Such as placing numbers on top of musical-notes (for fingers) and just any ...
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Chord A7 in piano

I attach a picture with an A7 chord in piano splitted as shown un the picture. Now I know the regular A7 chord is A,C#,E,G. Why was splitted like that in picture (using in treble cleff B,C# and F and ...
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Plectrum Guitar music-sheet

The Roman numeral at the top is fret number and the number written next to the grace notes is the finger number which is 1 (index) should I be sliding from 5th fret to 7th using my index which would ...
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Why is this 4th-note written as two 8th-notes tied together?

In the second measure of the first voice, the 8th notes are tied together in pairs. Why would it be notated this way instead of as fourth-notes?
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Localization in scores

Is there some way to make localization (translate to other languages) an easier task when digitally making scores? Currently, I have two options: write a page before the score with all the ...
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Most complex “block” of sheet music notation

Wondering how complex a single piece of sheet music can get, and what it looks like. For example, on the guitar, theoretically you could define the following: a chord bend from another chord bend to ...
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Wrong time signature in music sheet [duplicate]

I found below music sheet from one website. I doubt if this piece is correct because there are 12 Eighth Notes are used in one measure. I think it is mathematically wrong. Please help.
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How to draw in a staff a chord containing C and C#

How should one draw in a staff a chord that contains both a note and the same note with an alteration? For example: How would you draw in a staff a chord that contains both C2 and C#2? Addition: Tim'...
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What is the function of the two segnos in this score?

What is the function of the two segnos in this score?: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EjN20nnXGzrgLUFGaxVaDpIBbuH1O34g In the measure 7 there is a segno, and in the measure 70 there is a second ...
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What is the name of the section markers denoted by a number in a box above the score?

(I'm not in the music world but need to know the answer for esoteric reasons.) The image above contains excerpts from one of Stravinsky's pieces. I assume in score writing is it commonplace to notate ...
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If piano tablature is easier to read than traditional sheet music

I am familiar with guitar tabs which are much easier to learn and read than sheet music. Mainly because it is a direct mapping from the notation to the guitar frets; you don't have to do any ...
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What does “m.Iz.” or “m.Tz.” mean in a score?

What does "m.Iz." or "m.Tz." (or "m.I%." or "m.T%.": I don't know if it is a "%" or a "z") mean in this score? The piece is the waltz "Diana Triste" of the Colombian composer Luis A. Calvo (1882-1945)....
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Does anyone know what this musical symbol means? [duplicate]

Here is an extract from the very first measures of Le Marteau sans maître from Pierre Boulez. My problem is, I can’t figure out what these strange vertical lines mean. (And I’m not talking about the ...
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What do the smaller notes in the Treble Clef indicate?

This is piano sheet music for "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie. I've been trying to search for what these notes mean. Do I play them with the left hand? Not play them? Are they ...
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Incorrect sheet music notes in MuseScore playback

I'm a beginner in the piano and I'm really struggling to read sheet music. I guess I've taken up a song that's way over my head (Kiss the Rain - Yiruma) I'm unable to understand why the following 2 ...
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How to easily transpose sheet music?

I`m trying to get better at reading and writing standard notation. I was wondering how to transpose a piece from one key to another on sheet music , so I wrote a 2 bar phrase and tried to do it myself....
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Do note lengths matter when they have l.v. ties?

This is pretty esoteric, but I have to ask: Consider the following excerpt from a score (“Titanic Suite” by James Horner, published by Hal Leonard), which includes two percussion staves, one with a ...
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How to notate a (harp) glissando extending beyond the first beat of the next bar

I want to write a harp glissando that starts at the end of one bar (Bar 1) and ends in the next bar (Bar 2), only rather than end on the first beat of Bar 2, I want it to extend an 8th further, as ...
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Why aren't chord names written in classical sheet music?

When I see classical sheet music I don't see the chords named, were chords not used back then? And if they were, do the notes that are under a bass clef generally outline the shapes of chords? I only ...
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What's the meaning of the separator?

I'm learning the Bach's French suite using this edition. Throughout there is a small separator (small vertical line) and I cannot guess its meaning. It definitely have something to do with this ...
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What do those little notes on this sheet mean? -notes are too far away from each other- PIANO

I'm learning "Recreation" on my piano. I've come to those little notes, and I have no idea what they mean. I can't play them, as they are too far away from each of my hands. May anyone help me ?
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When you look at (piano) sheet music, how do you “think about” which notes are being referred to?

Trying to learn to read sheet music on my own; the best way to phrase my question is with a quick example: "Canon in D Major". I look at the sheet and I see the scale from this: I get the whole ...
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How to stop playback after a certain measure in Musescore?

Often when I arrange, I include a jam part where I just use the chord notes. I prefer to have this these sections after everything. See picture: The problem is when I listen to it on my computer. I ...
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Plectrum Guitar music sheet

Can someone tell me the meaning of this bar of music. It says harmoinic pick on 17th fret but the notation is on E. Should'nt that on a higher octave A? As 17th fret would be A in standard tuning.
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Meaning of dots below note heads

I’m learning music theory and I found a music sheet that I attach one part in a picture. If you see in the Treble Cleff, there are 8 eighth dotted notes and is a 4/4 signature. Like is a 4/4 is not ...
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How much time should I spend learning a song on piano?

I am following the Alfred's adult course level 1 book and given that songs are very simple I have come across an issue when exactly do I know I'm ready to move on to the next lesson? I tend to go if i ...
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When to use sub-brackets for similar instruments within a section?

In some scores, especially printed sheet music, “like” instruments in larger sections will be grouped together with sub-brackets, such as piccolos with flutes, oboes with English horns, clarinets and ...
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Circled numbers on guitar sheet

What are these circled numbers? The finger numbers are next to the notes on the left for sure. I assumed it to be repeat section markings but there is not repeat.
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Why are songs in Mixolydian mode notated in major mode? [duplicate]

I am learning "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles which is in G Mixolydian mode or C major. In the score I have of this song the writer notated the song in G major and used accidentals on the notes ...
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How to play these ornaments

How do you play these mordents with the sharp underneath them? Usually that would mean to play the lower note sharp, but in this case the mordent's going up. Right now I'm playing them like the ...
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How do I learn which guitar strings/frets correspond to which notes

Obviously the string letters correspond to a space where a note goes in standard notation, but that's only for open notes. Is there a pattern to remember which frets represent which notes at any ...