Questions tagged [sheet-music]

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

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Common for vocal octaves to be not exact with written sheet music?

I have observed that some songs are sung in lower octaves than what's written on the official sheet music, I only recall noticing this for male singers who are bass or baritones, not tenors, not that ...
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What symbols on piano sheet music shows what hand should play what?

I learned to read music to a certain level as a child and since retiring have started learning piano again, but no matter how many books I read, I can't figure out when reading sheet music when you ...
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What are these arrows?

I have played the guitar for 6 years now and have never seen this notation. What do these arrows mean? EDIT: Bach Chaconne, arrangement by Edson Lopes, classical guitar (for electric guitar players: ...
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How do I represent these measures (bends and prebends) in GuitarPro?

I was reading through a book when I came across this lick. I tried to represent it in guitar pro but am finding difficulty. Can you please help me with this lick? I understand that these are grace ...
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Learn guitarpro [closed]

Can anyone suggest a good source from where I can learn guitarpro software? Books, youtube videos, etc. I have looked through youtube and google but there are a lot of bits and pieces but nothing well ...
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How should I play six-against-four rhythm on the piano?

The left and right hand notes do not line up together, so is it safe to say that I should play them separately and not together? The piece in question is called Musique pour la tristesse de xion.
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Exporting tabs from TuxGuitar to Lilypond

I am writing tabs from TuxGuitar and then export it to lilypond (Because I find it easier to do it in TuxGuitar). Here before exporting it to lilypond everything seems nice: But when I export and ...
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England Pre-Grade 1 Piano Theory Help: What does G7 above the stave mean? [duplicate]

this is a piece I’m playing. The reason it’s so simple is I’ve just started playing piano, but I’m grade 7 for saxophone and Grade 5 in theory, so please correct me on and ask me anything. In bar 2, ...
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How to get note names below staff in Lilypond?

I am a beginner at creating scores with Lilypond and I wonder if is there any way to make Lilypond automatically put note names below the staff (or above)? I searched the documentation but could not ...
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What does this <#> mean in guitar tabs and how do I play it?

I'm learning this song (ocean eyes) and in the tabs, it has this <12> what does it mean and how do I play it.
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How can I play this on the guitar?

I've recently started learning tabs so I am confused with how to play these notes with the standard notations.
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Cuban Standards

I know that some of cuban songs are listed in Jazz standards but are there any list of cuban standars that one should follow to learn harmonics and theory about boleros and other genres affiliated to ...
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How to count this rhythm notation? [duplicate]

This is bar 3 of an arrangement of Clair de Lune in 9/8. What is the meaning of the 2 above the beam? The first C is played on beat 4, so the 4 remaining notes in the bar need to cover 6 beats. Which ...
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Do I have to learn music theory to learn piano?

I've been learning piano, and I just got up to music theory. I find it very confusing, and don't see the point. My plan for learning piano is just to read and learn songs, and I know how all the notes ...
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What do these squiggly arrows mean? [duplicate]

What does these squiggly arrows mean?
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When you read sheet music do you read the notes or the intervals?

I have found myself doing both but not sure which is the right way. Sometimes I see a note then I can see the next note is a 4th above it so I play it but I actually don't know what note I just played ...
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Why is there a natural sign in this sheet music? [duplicate]

In the fifth bar, there is a natural sign preceding the C note. If I am reading the key signature correctly, there is only one sharp, which is F note. If I am correct, what is the purpose for making C ...
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Music Notation adding notes doesn't always match time signature [duplicate]

A couple weeks back I got into piano and now after synesthesia experiments and learning basic stuff. I'm trying to teach myself reading music scores correctly. Went smooth till this presented below ...
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Sheet music time signature question

I don't understand how the first measure only has one quarter note and how the third one has three quarter notes and a half note, both measures don't seem to add up to 4 quarter notes like the time ...
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why is the most common note length in music the quarter note?

I am new to learning piano and most of the notes I see in scores are in the length of a quarter note, and the time signatures I see are in 4/4. My question is if the quarter note is used so often, ...
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Triplets and sixteenth notes

How to count triplets, sixteenth notes and quarter dotted in this measure? Thanks
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which conducting pattern is this?

the Indian national anthem is conducted on this pattern. I want to know more about it. the baton starts from the top...goes down...back up....back down......and now to the outer side...back in.....out ...
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Can someone please explain this symbol? [closed]

I'm trying to learn this piece that is called "Waltz in A minor" and I don't know to play that little symbol.
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how to read quarter notes and half notes in 3/4 time?

I have a question about reading sheet music for pieces in 3/4 time signature. Attached is a bar in the bass clef from Waltz No. 2, Shostakovitch which has one dotted half note (D) and two quarter ...
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Should I recognize notes combinations by chords, or just by counting?

I'm a very new piano player and I have a little bit of a struggle understanding one thing. I recognize notes on the sheet pretty fast now, but only if they're single notes. I've learned about chords, ...
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How to notate staccato on notes tied across a barline?

I'm a bit stuck on how I feel it's most appropriate to place staccato in a piece I'm writing. The excerpt below is not from the piece I'm working on -- I just wrote up a phrase to show how this ...
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How do you notate the use of an effect pedal? What precedents are there?

In my WIP, the first two phrases don't ask for any effects, and the third measure onwards requires a Leslie simulator to be switched on (and as to why I'm being so specific for this piece, it is ...
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How was sheet music printed before the advent of computers?

Computers have made the process of creating printed music incredibly easy and accessible. But how did publishers create nice-looking printed music before the advent of computers? It's hard for me to ...
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What is the meaning of these lines connecting notes?

I am trying to use a software called guitar pro to copy the sheet music and play the tracks. I am currently stuck in this track as I am not able to understand what does the dot and the little symbol ...
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Is 8/4 time signature a thing?

I'm refering to Cross Examination Moderato 2001 by Masakazu Sugimori and Minecraft by C418. Let's assume the beat unit is transcribed by a quarter note. For the first piece, it sounds like eighth ...
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How to play this double sharp note

I’m trying to play Toccata by Debussy and the piece is in the key of E. In the sheet music, the F has a double sharp next to it, so that means I would be playing a G sharp. When I looked at the ...
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How would I play this note that has two G’s next to each other [duplicate]

How would I play the notes that are side by side in the same line?
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triplet in tuplet

From this Tuplet explanation: A triplet: “three notes played in the normal duration of four”. But I could not verify this on couple of the music sheets and from entering notes using flat.io site. ...
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Note Reading Newbie Issue for piano

I'm new to piano and I'm working with Michael Aaron's Grade 1 piano book. I have question with respect to the following "Note Reading Tests": Why is it that in the exercise above, they identify the ...
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Bach's WTC Edition; Fugues with Separated Voices [closed]

I know that there is an edition of Bach's WTC, in which every voice in the fugues is written in a seperate voice. This edition makes it easier to understand and practice the polyphony in the fugues. ...
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Why aren't they using the bass clef

In the following score, why don't they just write the notes on the bass clef. It would make things much easier to read. You get points if you know what song it's from. It's a rock n roll song from ...
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How to play a piano score with three staves?

I've decided to learn La Colombe by Olivier Messiaen, but the score looks like this, and I can't make any sense of it. What might be the purpose of this notation? Thank you very much :)
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Trouble with piano pedal notation

I'm trying to play this piece, there's no sign to use the sustain pedal in the sheet music, but when I play it and compare it to the original track, I feel that the sustain pedal should be used. I am ...
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Why is there an A natural in E major key

If you look at the following score you can that it is E major but that the A notes are natural. Why? You get points if you can name from what piece the music comes from. Also, if G is automatically ...
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How should I play two notes together on lines below the staff?

How should I play two notes together on lines below the staff?
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What songs are possible to play on a 25-key keyboard? [closed]

I am currently quarantined, locked away with a 25-key MIDI keyboard. Are there any songs that only make use of this 25-key range that I can learn? Just two octaves but the controller has the ability ...
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How do I read this piano sheet music?

Could anyone let me know how I'm supposed to play these two measures on a normal sized piano? The bottom two staves are for piano (treble clef on top and bass clef on bottom). Firstly, I'd like to ...
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I play piano melody on the guitar. This means one string. How can I add another note so that I can at least play two or three strings

I want to play guitar but I am 67 years old, have cancer and is partially deaf. CAN NOT hear chords so I taught myself to play the right hand of the piano but this means only one note, one string. I ...
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Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement tied notes

I‘m currently playing the 3rd Movement of Moonlight Sonata and noticed myself always hitting the last note in Measure 22 (f##) even though it is a tied note. I never thought about not playing it, ...
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Problems regarding reading music [closed]

I am self learning music(Piano) right now from various sources: Youtube Books (John Schaum mainly) I am having trouble in reading sheets a few times. How would you recommend me to go about it? Any ...
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How do you interpret this in sheet music?

I am new to reading sheet music and how do you interpret this? I did not understand why is there a rest in the middle of the beamed notes. Thanks in advance. Edit : The time signature is 6/8 and its ...
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Is there a shortcut or technique for converting standard notation classical guitar music into tab?

I have played guitar for almost 30 years, but regrettably have never played standard notation. I have exclusively played tablature. This has not been a problem until I took up classical guitar ...
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How would you arrange the lyrics to this sheet music for Amazing Grace?

I'm practicing a simplified version of Amazing Grace from Charles Segal's book Instant Piano Keyboard. I've included a picture of the sheet music below. I would like to sing along as I play this song, ...
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Shuffle style in the time signature/tempo

Thanks to the covid, I have to take over some music teaching from my son's piano teacher. He's preparing a swing piece for ABRSM Grade 1, and plays each 2 quavers in 'shuffle' style 2/12+1/12 instead ...
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Confusing Bar (Multiple Voices)

I just started learning about composing with multiple voices on the same staff (using piano) and I am quite certain that I understand the basics of how that works, however, I came across this bar in a ...

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