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Music Notation : Theory and Technique for Music Notation,9780793508471

Music Notation : Theory and Technique for Music Notation

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/1/1991
Publisher(s): Hal Leonard Corp


Learn the essentials of music notation, from fundamental pitch and rhythm placement to intricate meter and voicing alignments. This book also covers the correct way to subdivide rhythms and notate complex articulations and dynamics. An excellent resource for both written and computer notation software!

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Equipmentp. 7
Sound Envelopes and the Notational Grid
Sound Descriptionp. 9
The Staffp. 10
Leger Linesp. 10
Clefsp. 12
The Treble Clefp. 12
The Bass Clefp. 13
The Percussion Clefp. 14
The Alto and Tenor Clefsp. 15
Placement of Clefsp. 15
The Great Staffp. 16
Homeworkp. 17
Additional Practices
New Notation for New Soundsp. 19
Specific Percussion Clefsp. 19
Other Moveable C Clefsp. 20
Hybrid Clefsp. 21
Fundamental Rhythmic Description
Note-headsp. 23
Stemsp. 25
Stem Lengthp. 25
Stem Directionp. 26
Stem Length in Leger Linesp. 26
The Quarter Restp. 27
The Half Restp. 28
The Whole Restp. 28
Percussion and Rhythm Note-headsp. 29
Homeworkp. 31
Additional Practices
Other Percussive Note-heads
Fundamental Pitch Description
Placement of Notes on the Staffp. 35
Accidentalsp. 35
Flatsp. 36
Sharpsp. 36
Naturalsp. 36
Double Flatsp. 37
Double Sharpsp. 37
Spacing of Note-heads in Regard to Accidentalsp. 38
Key Signaturesp. 38
Application of Accidentalsp. 40
The Logic of Accidentalsp. 42
Courtesy Accidentalsp. 43
Key Changesp. 44
Homeworkp. 47
Additional Practices
Logic of Accidentalsp. 49
Null Key Signaturesp. 50
The Notational Grid: Conclusion
The Three Regions of the Staffp. 51
Measuresp. 52
Barlinesp. 53
Single Barlinesp. 53
Double Barlinesp. 54
The "fine" Barlinep. 55
Braces and Bracketsp. 56
Homeworkp. 57
Additional Practices
Changes of Clefp. 59
Time Signatures, Meter, and Tempo
Time Signaturesp. 61
Placement of Time Signaturesp. 62
"Common Time" and "Cut Time"p. 63
Changes of Meterp. 64
Metric Placement of Note-heads and Restsp. 65
Alignmentp. 65
Tempo Markingsp. 66
Changes of Tempop. 67
Homeworkp. 69
Additional Practices:
Types of Rhythmp. 71
Metrical Rhythmp. 72
Changing Between Simple Time and Compound Timep. 74
Change of Pulse Note-valuep. 74
Rhythmic Subdivision of the Pulse
Flagsp. 75
Beamsp. 78
Application of Beamsp. 79
Stem Direction of Beamed Note Groupsp. 80
Beam Slantp. 81
Homeworkp. 83
Rhythmic Subdivision of the Pulse: Continued
Horizontal Beamsp. 85
Primary Beams (Specific)p. 86
Secondary Beams (Specific)p. 88
Broken Secondary Beamsp. 88
Syncopationp. 89
Borrowed Metric Groupingsp. 91
Homeworkp. 95
Additional Practices
"Midway" Beaming of Note Groupsp. 97
Beams as Indicators of Phrasingp. 98
Rhythmic Subdivision of the Pulse: Concluded
The Eighth Restp. 99
The Sixteenth Restp. 100
The Whole Measure Restp. 101
Tiesp. 102
Augmentation Dotsp. 103
Dotted Restsp. 105
Rests in Compound Metersp. 105
Homeworkp. 107
Additional Practices
Smaller Value Restsp. 109
Ties Attending Voicingsp. 109
Triple Augmentation Dotsp. 110
Holds, Pauses, and Repeats
Fermatasp. 111
Pausesp. 112
Caesurasp. 112
Fermatas Attending Caesurasp. 113
Multiple Measure Restsp. 113
Repeat Bracketsp. 114
Repeat Endingsp. 115
Single Measure Repeatsp. 117
Double Measure Repeatsp. 118
Da Capo and Dal Segnop. 119
al fine and al Codap. 120
Homeworkp. 123
Additional Practices
Fermatas Attending Barlinesp. 125
The "Grand Pause"p. 125
Tacetp. 126
Third Repeat Endingsp. 126
Single Pulse Repeatsp. 127
Colp. 128
Chords, Voicings, and Divisi Parts
Chord Symbolsp. 129
Parenthetical Tensionsp. 130
Inversions and Pedalsp. 130
Voicingsp. 132
Alignment of Accidentalsp. 134
Divisi Partsp. 136
Octave Signsp. 136
Homeworkp. 139
Additional Practices
Hybrid Chords and Polychordsp. 141
Divisi Parts: Continuedp. 141
Coll' 8va. and Coll' 8vb.p. 144
Location of Dynamic Informationp. 145
Dynamic Level Markingsp. 147
Dynamic Terminologyp. 148
Wedgesp. 150
Homeworkp. 151
Additional Practices
Location of Dynamics (Specific)p. 153
Combined Dynamic Level Markingsp. 154
Change of Dynamic Level on Repeated Sectionsp. 154
The "Unarticulated Note"p. 155
Accent Marksp. 155
Staccato Marksp. 156
Legato/Tenuto Marksp. 156
Placement of Accent, Staccato, and Legato Markingsp. 157
Slursp. 158
Breath Marksp. 160
Accent Terminologyp. 160
Idiomatic Considerationsp. 162
Homeworkp. 163
Additional Practices
Combining Accents with Staccato and Legato Markingsp. 165
Combining Accent, Staccato, and Legato Markings with Slursp. 165
Combining Accent Terms with Dynamicsp. 165
The Portamentop. 170
The Glissandop. 171
Trillsp. 172
Tremolosp. 172
The Unmeasured Tremolop. 173
The Measured Tremolop. 174
Grace Notesp. 175
Arpeggiosp. 178
Turnsp. 179
Bendsp. 179
Homeworkp. 181
Additional Practices
Cuesp. 183
Names of Instruments with Abbreviations (in english, italian, french, and german)p. 185
Score Layoutp. 189
Instrumental Transpositionsp. 195
Glossary of European Musical Termsp. 199
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