musical notation


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Noun1.musical notation - (music) notation used by musiciansmusical notation - (music) notation used by musicians  
bar line - a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars
notation, notational system - a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
musical score, score - a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages; "he studied the score of the sonata"
tablature - a musical notation indicating the fingering to be used
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
musical interval, interval - the difference in pitch between two notes
stave, staff - (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
staff line - any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
space - one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff; "the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"
ledger line, leger line - a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
clef - a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
key signature, signature - the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key
tonality, key - any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
atonalism, atonality - the absence of a key; alternative to the diatonic system
musical time signature, time signature - a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
bar, measure - musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
rest - a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
slur - (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
sharp - a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
flat - a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
cancel, natural - a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
accidental - a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
fermata - a musical notation (over a note or chord or rest) that indicates it is to be prolonged by an unspecified amount
solmisation, solmization - a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters
segno - (music) a notation written at the beginning or end of a passage that is to be repeated
sforzando - (music) a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Each story-song combo stands by itself, and the classic songs are presented with full musical notation.
Chapters unfold on rhythm (beat, tempo, meter), musical notation, scales and keys, intervals and harmony, and putting music theory into practice.
A Conclusion reinforces the idea that Jazz was originally taught in action, verbally and by ear, as opposed to by musical notation and written text.
Musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music through use of written symbols, including ancient or modern musical symbols.
The three manuscripts are a Heirmologion (1764), an Anthologia (late eighteenth or early nineteenth century), and a Doxastika (early nineteenth century), volumes of Greek sacred chant and hymns with musical notation in late Byzantine neumes, intended for use in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Treatise'' by 20th-century avant-garde composer Cornelius Cardew consists of 193 pages of lines, symbols, geometric and abstract shapes, but no conventional musical notation or instruction of how to perform the work.
This was Vexations 2 (all works 2013), which eventually consisted of 840 sheets of handwritten musical notation reaching across the walls of the main gallery space nearly from top to bottom and corner to corner.
The EMC grant will allow the team to digitize the original manuscripts into musical notation software to create a musicological revision, so they can be made available to musicians, producers, researchers and the general public globally.
Debuting at the 2013 NAMM Show, ScoreCleaner offers notation software that needs no training, allowing students and teachers unfamiliar with notation software, or even computers, to go from musical idea to musical notation immediately.
This exploration of the musical notation of Ethiopia and the preparation of its manuscripts, which have remained the same since the sixteenth century, provides much comparison with earlier performance practices in the medieval West.
Given that musical notation provides an important, though incomplete, window into the preparation of a performance and written guides often fail to fully define important performance traditions, the author utilizes recordings of the music to illustrate a variety of practices to be considered in the presentation of 19th century piano literature.
In 2011 he published "Yared (Saint, 505-571 AD)," on the sixthcentury Ethiopian pioneer of musical notation, in BlackPast.