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Piano Sheet Music Symbols of Long Diagonal Lines

As others have supposed, there is no formal name for these lines. In Elaine Gould's Behind Bars, which is the standard reference for music notation, she just refers to them as "diagonal lines&...
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What are "apparent octaves and unisons"?

An apparent octave (or fifth) occurs when a note is double but is not intended to create another "voice." For example, in strict four-part harmony, one tries to keep all four voices ...
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What do you call a lightweight version of a chorus inside or between verses?

Although the term isn't as common in a musical context as it is in a literary one, what I hear is a foreshadowing of the chorus to come.
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What tempo is andante con moto?

The core questions are: 1. At what tempo should the second movement of Beethoven's Fifth begin? 2. How should it be counted? About Beethoven and tempo indications At the time Beethoven composed the ...
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