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How do I play this note? (Drakengard 3 Kuroi Uta)

Since there is no key signature in your image it could be one of two things. First, the sharp symbol only applies to the D. If there is a C# in the key signature then you do you play C# and D# ...
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How to write this melody with repeat signs?

Well, you could use voltas, brackets that mark certain measures as being played only on certain repeats. They're a useful tool worth knowing about. But in this case they would save you all of one ...
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Piano Sheet Music: Two Voices - Same Note

No change in volume. The score is just letting you know that both voices happen to be “singing” the same note.
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I'm having difficulty comprehending the timing information presented in the CSV files of the MusicNet dataset

The dataset includes wav audio files. The data you posted seem to come from train data example 1727, and the corresponding audio file, 1727.wav has sample rate of 44.1kHz, which is audio CD standard. ...
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I'm having difficulty comprehending the timing information presented in the CSV files of the MusicNet dataset

The Kaggle link says that that info has been “acquired from musical scores aligned to recordings by dynamic time warping”.  So those timings are probably from a real recording, giving the points at ...
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Identify Notation, dot (period or point) with semicircle below

It’s called a fermata and can be found on the Breaths and Pauses palette (in MuseScore 4. In MuseScore 3, it's on the Articulations palette.). To remove a rest from the end of any measure, you can ...
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What is it called when the root is omitted from a chord?

These are called rootless voicings, but there is no common symbol for them. Chord symbols themselves indicate a overall harmony, and the voicing is up to the performer. In that context, the performer ...
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What is it called when the root is omitted from a chord?

If you were working with one or two melodic instruments, you might get into a situation where there was an implied root note for the chord, but then the decision about the underlying harmony would ...
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How do I play this note? (Drakengard 3 Kuroi Uta)

The core question of what to play is answered by John Belzaguy, so I'll just address the notation itself. Accidentals apply individually to notes, so for C#-D# there would be a second sharp sign next ...
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Overlapping parenthesis symbol name / meaning

Wanted to answer this in-case anyone else comes here from CCLI: Ran into another song on CCLI and it had '(Optional chords in parentheses)' and then a whole bunch of )( underneath various chords. ...
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I'm having difficulty comprehending the timing information presented in the CSV files of the MusicNet dataset

Summary of findings The start_beat column represents the beat # of the note from the score except for the strange reason that the earliest note starts at beat #4 instead of beat #1. So you need to ...
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Piano Sheet Music: Two Voices - Same Note

As stated in another answer, the different stem directions show two different parts written on a single staff. Typically they might be sung by sopranos and altos, or played by two instruments. A note ...
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How to write this melody with repeat signs?

In ABCjs, the code looks like X: 1 T: Question 135990 M: 4/4 L: 1/16 K: Fmaj D,2d2 |: ^cdcB ABAG ^FGAF A2D2 | D^CB,A, CB,A,G, DCB,A, |1 G,2d2 :|2 G,2=C2 | And the result looks like
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What does this line above this note mean?

It's not part of the number. Tenuto but staccato. Full length, but a space between notes. This has a specific meaning as a bowing instruction for string instruments. For keyboard, you might ...
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I'm having difficulty comprehending the timing information presented in the CSV files of the MusicNet dataset

I can only work out backwards from ordinary musical knowledge. "Beat" must be defined to mean "quarter/crotchet"; and I guess all timings are measured in quarters/crotchets. ...
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What's this vertical dash called and what does it mean?

I'd like to expand on Aaron's answer that the symbol is a breath mark. Taking the clue that the page is from "Lutheran church music for the organ", the following is a tip for the organist to ...
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Identify Notation, dot (period or point) with semicircle below

To answer your next question, I believe you can select the note or rest and use ctrl+del (or cmd+del).
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Piano Sheet Music: Two Voices - Same Note

This kind of writing happens often when reduced to piano parts. It simply means here, that the soprano and alto lines converge, and it makes easier reading to put two stems on the same note. No need ...
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Identify this symbol?

In MuseScore those symbols are on the articulation palette. They mean "muted" (+) and "open" (o) and are the standard notation for the wah-wah effect you're describing.
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What is it called when the root is omitted from a chord?

You can write 'G7(omit root)' or 'G7(no root)' if you like. Yes, 'Bdim' would convey the same information. I suppose, for purposes of harmonic analysis, it might be useful to write 'G7(b9)(no root)' ...
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How do I play this note? (Drakengard 3 Kuroi Uta)

Simple answer. A sharp sign will be centralised along the line (or space) it's applying to. The same goes for flat signs, too, although there, the belly of the 'b' signifies whether it's applying to a ...
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In this piano notation, which hands play which notes?

Gottschalk is attempting to do two things here: Have the left hand maintain a steady eighth-note pulse, which provides the rhythmic foundation for the piece. Make the piece look visually impressive ...
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Default connection of notes in sheet music

The default, with no markings, should have some separation, otherwise why would tenuto markings exist? Also, we should listen to music: playing all notes full length does not have “no effect” nor does ...
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