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This page lists all the various symbols in the Musical Symbols category.

Modern musical symbols are the marks and symbols that are widely used in western musical scores, styles, and instruments today. This is intended to be a comprehensive guide to the various symbols encountered in modern musical notation. These symbols are used in modern pieces of Western music to describe a composition in its fundamentals – pitch, rhythm, tempo – and, to some degree, its articulation.

Symbols in this category:

Double whole note or breve

In music, a double whole note (American) or breve (international) is a note lasting twice as long as a whole note (or semibreve).

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Double whole rest of breve rest

The double whole rest (or breve rest), which usually denotes a silence for the same duration. Double whole rests are drawn as filled-in rectangles occupying the whole vertical space between the second and third lines from the top of the musical staff. They are often used in long silent passages which are not divided into separate bars to indicate a rest of two bars. This and longer rests are collectively known as multiple rests.

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Engage pedal

These pedal marks appear in music for instruments with sustain pedals, such as the piano, vibraphone and chimes.

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F clef

The line or space between the dots in this clef denotes F below middle C, or approximately 175 Hz.

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French Violin Clef

When the G-clef is placed on the first line of the stave, it is called the French clef or French violin clef.

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G clef

The centre of the spiral defines the line or space upon which it rests as the pitch G above middle C, or approximately 392 Hz.

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Grand Staff

When music on two staves is joined by a brace, or is intended to be played at once by a single performer (usually a keyboard instrument or the harp), a great stave (BrE) or grand staff (AmE) is created.

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Ledger or Leger Lines

Used to extend the staff to pitches that fall above or below it.

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A stylized image of a lyre, a stringed musical instrument strongly associated with several characters and stories in Greek mythology.

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Mezzo-soprano clef

When the C-clef is placed on the second line of the stave, it is called the mezzo-soprano clef.

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MPMMM - MIDI Poison MIDI Message Modifier

MPMMM - MIDI Poison MIDI Message Modifier logo for a app idea to modify midi on the fly like mirroring musical notes on keyboard or symmetrical harmonization or scalar functions.

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Neutral clef

The neutral or percussion clef is not a clef in the same sense that the F, C, and G clefs are. It is simply a convention that indicates that the lines and spaces of the stave are each assigned to a percussion instrument with no precise pitch.

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Octave clef

Treble and bass clefs can also be modified by octave numbers.

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Prince logo ("Love Symbol #2")

Logo and symbol for the performer, Prince. Once used by the artist as an unpronounceable nom de plume.

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