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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The evening's wild card was If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper, by Estonian composer Arvo Part, which uses the musical notation of the letters B-A-C-H.
Modern scholars have long had trouble interpreting the musical notation in a satisfactory way, he says, and here he shows how the scores use extensively dotted rhythms even in the earliest layer of pieces, because at that time, the notation had no simple way of recording a note with a duration of half a beat.
Our cantor explained that these were a form of musical notation called trop.
Henry Hope outlines how the lack of explicit musical notation in the Codex Manesse, D-HEu Cod.
The breadth and quality of material digitized and available in e-codices is a rich resource for researchers investigating varied aspects of manuscript studies such as textual transmission and criticism, paleography, liturgy, musical notation, iconography, and source studies.
The last few pages offer a recap of the song's lyrics, written musical notation for the song, a brief glossary of the more difficult words (such as "migrating"), and a few guided reading activities.
Chapters unfold on rhythm (beat, tempo, meter), musical notation, scales and keys, intervals and harmony, and putting music theory into practice.
Students are engaged through multiple means in that they are often presented both a picture of the musical notation and text providing an explanation for how that notation should be interpreted, as well as how the concept being introduced may be successfully achieved.
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.
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.