List of musical symbols

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Sheet music

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Musical symbols are marks and symbols used since about the 13th century in musical notation of musical scores.
Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of musical notation that uses musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece.

Musical notation

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Musical symbols are marks and symbols used since about the 13th century in musical notation of musical scores.
The symbols used include ancient symbols and modern symbols made upon any media such as symbols cut into stone, made in clay tablets, made using a pen on papyrus or parchment or manuscript paper; printed using a printing press (c.

Bar (music)

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Typically, a piece consists of several bars of the same length, and in modern musical notation the number of beats in each bar is specified at the beginning of the score by the time signature.

Tablature

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To distinguish standard musical notation from tablature, the former is usually called "staff notation" or just "notation".

Articulation (music)

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Some are used to notate pitch, tempo, metre, duration and articulation of a note or a passage of music.

Key signature

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Key signatures define the prevailing key of the music that follows, thus avoiding the use of accidentals for many notes.
If not bound by common practice conventions, microtones can also be notated in a key signature; which microtonal symbols are used depends on the system.

Hundred twenty-eighth note

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128th notes are used by many composers, including Mozart and Beethoven; 256th notes occur in works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven.
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Sixteenth note

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Maxima (music)

maximaLarge (Latin: Maxima) / Octuple whole noteMassima
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Thirty-second note

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Longa (music)

longafour-measureLong / Quadruple whole note
* List of musical symbols

Double whole note

breveDouble whole restBreve / Double whole note
* List of musical symbols

Whole note

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Two hundred fifty-sixth note

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128th notes are used by many composers, including Mozart and Beethoven; 256th notes occur in works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven.

Half note

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Quarter note

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Eighth note

Sharp (music)

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The order of sharps in key signature notation is F, C, G, D, A, E, B, each extra sharp being added successively in the following sequence of major keys: C→G→D→A→E→B→F→C.

Rest (music)

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Musical note and rest values are not absolutely defined, but are proportional in duration to all other note and rest values.

Marcato

In jazz big-band scores, the marcato symbol usually indicates a note is to be shortened to approximately 2⁄3 its normal duration, and given a moderate accent.

Sustain pedal

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Pedal marks appear in music for instruments with sustain pedals, such as the piano, vibraphone and chimes.
Appropriate use of the pedal is often left to the musician's discretion, but composers and music editors also use pedal marks to notate it.