Besides pitch, rhythm, and expressive markings, there are several other type of marking and indication in music notation. Some of these relate to when a particular section is to be repeated and how many times, when certain techniques or articulations are to be used, recommendations for fingerings, and many other types of direction, some of which may have been invented by the composer solely for the piece of music in which they are found.
Every musical instrument has as set of markings and indications that are particular to it. Music written for instruments in the violin family, for example, will most likely include markings which indicate certain bowing techniques. These would not apply to the piano, however, which has it’s own unique indications such pedal markings. The articles in this section of the site, however, will focus mainly on those aspects of music notation that apply to most or all musical instruments.
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