ledger line


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ledger line
Notes F (left) and B (right) are shown on ledger lines.

ledger line

n. Music
A short line placed above or below a staff to accommodate notes higher or lower than the range of the staff.

ledger line

n
1. (Music, other) music a short line placed above or below the staff to accommodate notes representing pitches above or below the staff
2. (Angling) angling a line using ledger tackle

ledg′er line`


n.
a short line added above or below a musical staff to accommodate an increase in range.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ledger line - a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
Translations
hjelpelinje

ledger line

[ˈledʒəˌlaɪn] Nlínea f suplementaria

ledger line

n (Mus) → Hilfslinie f
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There are many ledger line notes used throughout the pieces as well as major and minor keys, varying dynamic levels, styles and tempos.
The big takeaway message here is that education is more than a set of numbers on the ledger line," he stressed.
A note on a single ledger line, but not above or below it, is common in 16th-century notation.
Several of the pieces contain ledger line notes, which may be outside of the reading range of beginning students but can easily be prepared or taught by rote when introducing a piece.
No particular landmarks are stressed; the only ledger line note is middle C in treble staff:
The notation itself is very well arranged and legible, with the one and only difficulty being the choice of a larger format of noteheads against the staff, thus resulting in their not being totally clear in places of a thicker typeface on ledger lines, since they rather blend with them upon a cursory glance.