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AC #43 Musical Symbols At A Glance / A Few Short Lessons

The music symbols in the following graphics represent some of the tools a musician uses to express and communicate his or her ideas to the player and/or listener of music.


Like a painter who uses various colors from a palette and sets to canvas with different brush sizes and strokes to create a picture, a musician creates various musical colors with different symbols and tools from a musical palette and sets to manuscript.

  A Glance at Some Important Musical Symbols

Time Signatures
Rests and Notes
Various Tools
Expression Marks 1
Expression Marks 2

Clicking each column’s graphic opens a window that displays info about that column’s symbols. A few of these secondary pop-up windows have links to some short lessons on the material.

Study well! I’ll see you next post.