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What does "silonveut" mean?
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I assume it's french "si l'on veut" - "at one's pleasure" - "ad libitum". It means that the performer may decide freely playing the triples as written or to octavate them (as IMHO it isn't a slur but ...

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What is the origin of the up bow and down bow symbols for bowed string instruments?
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At first sight, i would suppose the symbols are inspired by the different shapes of the bow's frog and tip respectively. But that's a mere guess, without corroboration by sources. EDIT: Here's an ...

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Violin Sheet music - Finger 0 on non-open string note
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Usually, the 0 on non-open string note indicates that this note should be played using flageolet. In your example, there are three occurences of flageolet: the d'' in the first bar and the a'' and ...

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Multi-measure percent repeats in lilypond
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Maybe adapting the "Isolated percent repeats" snippet may help: just replace the whole note by a longa: makePercent = #(define-music-function (parser location note) (ly:music?) "Make a ...

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Music notation software for JianPu and erhu notation
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This is "JianPu" or "numbered musical notation". Wikipedia on Jianpu mentions some software tools, but most of them seem to require knowledge of chinese (since that notation system is mostly used in ...

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