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Old 02-08-2019, 10:28 AM
raggedymike raggedymike is offline
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Default A Question About Musical Notation

I am learning a Mark Hanson piece ("You Don't Know Me"). I find one element of the musical notation puzzling and I can't find any mention of them online.

These instructions are above the staff and below the chord designations. A typical one reads;


It is clear that the instruction applies only to the notes directly under it. There are many of these instructions. Here are a few more;


It doesn't really affect my ability to learn the piece since I can always listen to his performance (and quite frankly I can find nothing in the performance to suggest a meaning for them), I am just curious.
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