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Dynamic marking "f-p"
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It means play forte the first time through, and piano on the repeat.

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Four-note arpeggio on string instrument
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Arpeggios are an incredibly common figure in violin music. Most of the limitations you seem worried about simply don't exist. Arpeggios are just notes to us; there are no special rules about which ...

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Should I play a B♭ or a B♭♭
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Is there a B♮ in the previous measure? I'd guess there is, and the flat is just a courtesy to remind you of the return to normal key signature. By definition, courtesy accidentals are not mandated by ...

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Why are most string quartets in a key with few sharps or flats?
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It's not just about open strings. It's something to do with overall familiarity. Consider "first position" on a violin, the first one we ever learn. The four fingers are positioned to play a major ...

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How do I have MuseScore continue notes in bass clef thats are input in treble clef?
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Select the first 16th notes, go to "Beam Properties" and double-click the second option. Should take care of you. By the way, MuseScore has its own forums that are more adapted to back-and-forth ...

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Why is 'C minor' parallel to 'E♭ major', but not to 'D♯ major'?
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The simple reason is that if D# Major were a key, it would have nine sharps. Meanwhile, D# Minor actually exists, and has six sharps. You'll always get the right answer if you remember that one ...

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