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That's the fingering for the piece, starting from the index finger as 1. The 0 just means an open string (no fingers on the string as you pluck).


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There are often various scores for a piece that conductors can choose from: a full score with a system for each instrument, even it they are not playing. Generally several similar instruments (e.g two flutes) will be combined on one system. Normally transposing instruments are transposed in the score, but sometimes they are in concert pitch in the score (...


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The numbers are the fingers you use on your left hand (if you’re right handed) to play the notes. The index is 1, middle-2 ring-3 pinky-4. Open strings are 0. Fingerings and/or TAB are often provided in instructional material especially for beginning and intermediate players. At this point I would follow them exactly but in general and in the future ...


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From what you have there it could be either fingers or fret numbers, because you would often use the first finger on the first fret, etc. The zeroes make me think fret numbers are more likely. If you have anything later in the same book that shows numbers higher than 4, then it must be frets.


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That site Musipedia uses notation code based on LilyPond. The documentation pages for note head style are... http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.19/Documentation/notation/note-head-styles http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.19/Documentation/notation/note-heads#shape-note-heads They explain the cross note head... The cross style is used to represent a variety of musical ...


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It looks like minim ghost notes: the fact it is hollow shows that they should last two beats each, in agreement with the time signature though… The way it would be played would unfortunately depends on the instrument, so hard to know for sure what was the intention of the author… Maybe someone else will have more idea!


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In such cases (or any others too), do conductors highly customise the full score? Conductors do not typically produce the score. This is done by the publisher, or, for a new work, the composer or a professional copyist. As noted in the other answer, the conductor typically makes notes in the score, but it's not usually possible to modify the grouping of ...


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If you have to do things like this in the beginning that's totally fine! It's awesome that you are learning and trying to improve. The first thing I would recommend trying to slowly ween yourself off is writing in the key signature. When you feel ready, try looking up what the scale of that key signature is, and practice playing the scale, getting use to ...


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I just set this up on my machine so that I could verify things worked as expected. (Had to install VSCode as it looks like there's no such LilyPond plugin for regular VS.) I installed the following software: VSCode LilyPond python-ly (via pip) VSLilyPond (VSCode extension) vscode-pdf (VSCode extension) This software allows me to point VSCode at a folder ...


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As long as you have this font installed, you should just be able to insert a \paper block clarifying your fonts at the start of your file (after your version statement): \paper { fonts = # (make-pango-font-tree "Hiragino Mincho ProN" % use this for the main (Roman) font "etc" % your sans font "etc" % your monospace ...


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Singers could use the full score if they wanted to. Normally they use a so-called vocal score which has all the vocal parts and a piano reduction of the orchestra (used for rehearsals). For some works still under copyright the vocal scores are sold and for others they are rented out and tightly controlled, everybody has to return their score at the end of ...


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The score provided bears some similarity to the recording below, so I've based this roadmap on that. Play from measures 1 - 19 (first "coda 1" sign) Jump to measure 21 (matching "code 1" sign) and play only that measure Return to measure 20 (i.e., first "coda 1" sign) and play that measure Repeat as notated, back to measure 14. ...


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The notes set in small type are alternatives to the octaves given in full-size type. They're there for a pianist who finds the octaves unduly difficult. For example, the pianist's hands are visible at that point in this video. Here is another (IMO better) example without the slowing:


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Yes, in keyboards that provide some form of accompaniment, the "ending" is a pattern that ends all musical parts in a certain duration (usually predefined by the current "style"). Depending on the keyboard, the "ending" could begin as soon as the button is pressed (by immediately changing the pattern) or at the next bar. If the ...


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The primary thing is to establish key notes before even trying to play. So work out what key the piece is in, then run up and down the scale involved, also arpeggios of at least I IV and V, hands separate and together if you can. That puts you in the right ball park for most of the notes - and tells which notes probably won't be played. You won't be the ...


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It is ok to mark the lines and spaces as a reminder, but like Tim says you should play the scales and fundamental chords of each key before reading and practicing a piece! The goal is that you will train your ear and hear immediately when you miss an accidental or a key assignment, because you are "in the key" and know which is the home chord and ...


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Terminology is the beginning of theory so I'd say these are the same discipline. A good series is, Master Theory Book by Charles S Peters and Paul V. Yoder Vol. 1 - 6 These are short, easy to read, and well written. Vol 1 - 3 are basic theory and 4 - 6 harmony. The harmony books do not have great exercises. For Harmony I prefer Cheyette and Paulson. If ...


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If I want to look up a question about scales or keyboard or music symbols I type in google the word e.g. piano, keyboard, music clef or the song title e.g.Summertime + Gershwin and then I look up Images and scroll all the pictures through. From there I find the link to the source of this picture and a lot of new information. It took a long time until I've ...


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Read a good book. I started with Learning to Read Music by Peter Nickol. Then The AB Guide to Music Theory Part 1 and First Steps in Music Theory Grades 1 to 5 by Eric Taylor, both published by the ABRSM. If you're planning to do the ABRSM grades, then the Eric Taylor books match the exams. Otherwise, they aren't very reader-friendly, and can be ignored.


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This can be done using the "key signature" which is the Sharps or Flats symbols shown at the beginning of each staff between the clef symbol (treble or bass) and the time signature. In your example, the key signature is 1 Sharp indicating the piece is writing in the key of G Major or E Minor. Key signatures can be a range of 1 to 7 sharps or 1 to ...


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There are no accidentals in the song, however there is there is a sharp on the F note line next to the clef, also called key signature. This means that every F note in the score, in any octave, is F#. Below I marked several of those for you:


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Opera singers get books called "Vocal Scores" that contain the libretto (lyrics) and melody for each character. It also includes music for a piano accompaniment. Often, opera singers learning a part will not sing with the full orchestra until very late in the process, often only once or twice (during a dress rehearsal) right before the performance. ...


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Just adding a visual for @Annie's answer. The OP's original scale with both tab and fingering... To make clear that fingerings go on top of notes here is another scale starting with same notes, but different fingering and position, for two octaves... I'm not trained to read guitar from staff, but I know there is at least a general principle of one finger ...


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It's simply the fret numbers, but no indication of which strings - that needs to be guessed. Although it's a sequence, starting with 5th string (next to fattest). 0 means an open string, therefore no fingers (on fretting hand) involved. The 1, 2 and 3 are fret numbers, and can also be used as finger guides - beginners often use 'one finger per fret' meaning ...


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The natural sign before the F is a "courtesy accidental". Because of the F# in the right hand's ascending scale on beats 1 and 2, the natural sign in question is included to avoid ambiguity.


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The standard way to annotate chords is to stack the annotations in the same order as the chord pitches. X: 1 T: Solfege for chords M: none K: none L: 3/8 [FB] w:ti w:fa


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