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|Noun||1.||musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians |
bar line - a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars
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)
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"
clef - a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
tonality, key - any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
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
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