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Ledger or Leger Lines

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

Such ledger lines are placed behind the note heads, and extend a small distance to each side. Multiple ledger lines can be used when necessary to notate pitches even farther above or below the staff.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Musical Symbols.

Ledger or Leger Lines is part of the Lines (Western Musical Notation) group.

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