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					 SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
      OF MUSIC
ACCIDENTALS - signs used in music to
indicate the raising or lowering of a tone.
Accidentals are place before a particular
note.

   1. Sharp - # - raised a note by a half
    step (semitone).
   2. Flat -      - lowers note by a half step.
   3. Natural -       - cancels the effect of #
    or
   4. Double Sharp - ## - raises the pitch
    of a note by two semitones or one
    whole tone.
   5. Double Flat -         - lowers the pitch
    of a note by two semitones or one
    whole tone.
       NOTES AND REST

  Note – a term used both to describe a given
  pitch and the sign used to indicate the
  value of a note.


  Rest – a sign which denotes silence or
  pause. For example, if it takes two beats to
  sing a whole note. The corresponding
  whole rest will also have two beats.



       WHOLE   HALF QUARTER EIGHT   16TH   32ND   64TH

NOTE


REST
 SIGNS AND SYMBOLS OF
        MUSIC
a. Staff – a set of 5 horizontal lines and
   spaces between them on which notes
   can be place to show the pitches of
   musical tones.

b. Ledger Lines – added lines below or
   above the staff to accommodate notes
   that are beyond the staff.

c. Bar-line – a vertical line drawn
   through the musical staff.
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d. The Pitch of musical sounds is shown
   by little oval characteristics, called
   notes, on lines and in spaces; these
   notes are named after the 7 letter/s of
   the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Some
   read the notes as solfa syllables: do, re,
   mi, fa, so, la, ti, (si).

				
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