Beam me up

As notation software still leave the user to choose different beaming options I’ld like to go through the standards for how to beam notes shorter than a quarter note. Generally we beam according to beats and all beams exceeding beats are broken while beams within a beat division is connected. First thing is to recognise […]

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Cresc. > dim.?

Indicating gradual dynamic change can happen in two specific ways The words crescendo and diminuendo or their respective abbreviations (cresc. / dim.) can be written in cursive underneath the staff. The hairpins ( < and > ) can be used between two dynamics. In general there is no real difference between the two ways. However […]

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