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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How to write separate instructions for piano hands

Apologies for the very newbie question (I’ve never had any real lessons): On a piano grand staff, how do you (as the composer) properly annotate that one hand should play differently than the other? ...
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Composition and instrumental voices

Can anybody explain to me if modern music follows a similar composition style to four part harmony. What I'm asking is just like in 4-Part Harmony where the bass voice gets the "low-range" or "bass" ...
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Best system to store sheet music when in use

I need a system that I can use to store sheet music that I am currently learning and/or performing. To clear up, I need some sort of folder or display book that will let me store multiple pages of ...
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Piano Sheet Music in Each Key

The book of simple music I've been using for piano sight reading practice has really helped me deeply memorize key signatures. However it seems most of the keys with flats in them were neglected. I'd ...
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“Minim Semi-Quaver” Semi Quaver with a space in the note [duplicate]

Hi today I have received audition music for a band for next year but I have a question about some of the notes in the music. They looks like semi-quavers (16th notes) but they have a space in the ...
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Tracking down sheet music for “God Is” by James Cleveland

I am not sure where to ask this question, but the Stack Exchange sites have been a good resource for me for other interests that I have, so I am hoping that I drilled down to the right level here to ...
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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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what is this called and how do we play it? [duplicate]

Hi i came across to a note in my theory book i was wondering is there any special way to play it? what is it called ?
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2 notes played at the same time [duplicate]

I want to create a notation for 2 different notes being played at the same time (half and quarter notes) in which the half note is played at first and the quarter is played at the second half of that ...
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Unknown Notation - Dotted Half notes connected by three Bars [duplicate]

My question is similar to the one posed here, Unknown notation - thick horizontal bars between notes, but this notation is not exactly the same. In the beginning bars of An der schönen blauen Donau - ...
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Musescore: add dotted 16th note triplet on a dotted 8th note space

I am trying to transcribe a piece of sheet music in Musescore however, I am having difficulty to make a triplet of dotted 16th note in the score Can anyone help me with this please. I have tried ...
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How to recognise polyrhythm in a piece

I came across a part I found really interesting and quite challenging to my piano level in the piece Arabesque No.1 in E major by Claude Debussy, where both hands seems to not follow the same time ...
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A repeat barline in the middle of a tie

How would I play a tie when a barline is in the middle of it? Here is an example: In the picture, there is a tie, which has a repeat sign in the middle. When I play the repeat inside of the repeat, ...
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How do I read these sets of notes? [duplicate]

I came across this sheet music pdf in the link of a YouTube video and I can't understand what these notes are. Can someone explain how one reads and plays the notes ( on a guitar) in the red box and ...
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Music Sheet - Same note twice on same place [duplicate]

I have seen below highlighted note on one sheetmusic. I am wondering what does it mean. How to play this note in Piano. Why do they mention two tails for same note. if it is same note , there is only ...
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Why are some 4/4 songs notated in cut time

I am learning a pop song that is in 4/4 and has a tempo of 81bpm and don't understand why the writer has chosen cut time. Is this so he doesn't have to use 16th notes so much and so the reader doesn't ...
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How do you write a given stack of pitches?

Given the stack AFC, I was told that the first placement of notes is correct. I'm wondering why it is correct. I wrote the stack AFC as the second placement of notes and it is incorrect. Given the ...
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How to play a 3 line/staff music sheet [duplicate]

I have a 3 line music piece I would like to play (I have only played the normal 2 lines). I have someone to sing the top line. I understand for piano just play the 2 bottom lines (see below) My ...
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Sharing and Transposing Trad Jazz songs between Key/Clef

If this should be moved to a different forum, please advise and I will do so. I just started using MuseScore, which is a free software though they probably have a pro version, and was able to score "...
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A quarter note or an eighths? [duplicate]

Maybe a beginner question - but can't find any information on this and have no one to ask! On the image below - how is the first note meant to be played? How can it be both an eighths and a quarter?
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Numbers under a note [duplicate]

I have recently got a new piece of sheet music for the piano. I play the clarinet in band so I have never really had to learn bass clef. I thought I would surprise my boyfriend by playing our song for ...
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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 does the caret symbol ^, mean in guitar tablature?

I'm reading a piece of acoustic guitar music containing both tablature and standard music, and I've come across a symbol I'm unfamiliar with in the tab. ^ The tab shows: 0^24 but the ^ is on top of ...
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Music with 3 Staves

I am new and have a question. The sheet music with the staves are shown below. I want to play the piano only part. Could someone tell me what chords (keys) to play for the attached piano part only?
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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 Semibreve, crotchet and minim Rests stands for

I'm reading the book of David Braid - Play Classical Guitar, everything goes smoothly until I get the Rests part : Here the part that confuses me : Let me explain first what I understood : exr-26 )...
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music sheet with more then 1 Ledger line?

Im just learning sheet music and don't understand the multiple Ledger lines, not sure if i should be asking this here but i can't be the only one that's not sure about it. http://sebastianwolff.info/...
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The Song “Spanish Guitar”: How is this played on piano/keyboard?

The Song It's called Spanish Guitar. PDF Link: Spanish Guitar.pdf. What I know This music has music symbols and info I'm unfamiliar with. But this what I've found searching on the internet: vivace:...
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Where can I find multi-instrument sheet music [closed]

I have a requirement to find PDF sheet music for multiple instruments for the same piece of music. This is for a tech demo. The particular piece is not of concern, but I need multiple PDF for ...
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How do I count this?

I'm teaching myself to read music and I'm struggling how to count each top bar. It just keeps on being more than 3:( Any help would be much appreciated.:)
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What happend if flat and sharp in one line before any of them neutralized? [duplicate]

its back normal or following the new rule? for example E-flat hits sharp rule became E and E-flat hits flat rule became D or back to E-Flat?
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Messages in music [closed]

Music is recorded based on chords. These chords plus lyrics contain most of the message in the recording. While I take it for granted that opinions vary about the message a song conveys, I do believe ...
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Compare these two sheets of music(piano)?

I've been playing piano and learning theory for almost 2 years now. The most difficult piece I've successfully learned was Aria in d minor (k32) by Scarlatti. A quick google search tells me that this ...
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Composers making translation errors in their Italian directions

Virtually all composers in the Classical, and most composers in the Romantic period followed the convention of notating tempo markings and other directions in Italian. However, clearly not all of ...
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Does the diatonic scales D major, A major, E major and B minor implement the same notes used by the pentatonic F-sharp minor scale?

The F# minor pentatonic scale notes are: F# A B C# E. Now I want to know if the D major, A major, E major and B minor scales (all diatonic) implement all the notes used by the F# pentatonic ...
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how would I sing this from sight reading? Any tips for a total beginner? What key is it in? [closed]

how would I sing this from sight reading? Any tips for a total beginner? What key is it in?
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What are the solfege syllables? [duplicate]

Are they C,D,E,F,G,A or do re me fa so la to do? I have an online assignment due and my classmates say it’s CDEFGA but I’m confused.
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What do I look over when looking at sheet music?

Imagine I was just handed a piece of sheet music, and I had however long I'd want to look over it before I actually started playing. What exactly would I look over so I'd sight read better?
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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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Free Sheet Music? Please? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sites with a good selection of sheet music I am musician and I keep needing new music score. I was wondering where I could get sheet music for free? Can you recommend any ...

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