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This is often an user-friendly point creation to song notation. Covers clefs, key signatures, time signatures, ranking lay-out, instrumentation and comparable issues. can be a textual content for a starting tune scholar.

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If necessary, adjust the margins of the last page so that the measures on that page are appropriately sized. 2. Create the page layout for the title page: • Set the margins for the page. • Place the title, author(s), and style/tempo information in the appropriate locations. 3. Create the layout for the continuation pages: • Determine the margins for page 2, and apply these to the rest of the score. • Add the title and page number in the appropriate location. • Check the margins on the last page of the score and adjust as necessary.

4 Œ 2 ∑ ∑ 4 4 œ 1 2 3 Fig. 01 Measure numbers below the score When preparing a score by hand, measure numbers can also go below, as in the previous example, or they can be written in the measures of an unused staff. Measure numbers are most visually accessible if they are large and neatly written. Pickup measures are usually not numbered: the first full measure of the score is measure 1. Fig. 02 Measure numbers in an unused staff 42 Music Notation 2/28/07 1:25 PM Page 43 CHAPTER 2: Laying Out the Score FORMATS FOR REHEARSAL MARKINGS There are several widely used formats for rehearsal markings, each useful for a particular type of music and score.

Bsn. 5 Double barline before key change Fl. & ∑ ∑ bbb Ob. & ∑ ∑ bbb ∑ ∑ # & # ∑ ∑ nnb ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ nbb ∑ ∑ ∑ ∑ bbb ∑ ∑ 9 10 11 12 B b Cl. Hn. & ? Bsn. 52 # ∑ ∑ Final barline Fig. 02 Double barlines and final barlines in the score Music Notation 2/28/07 1:25 PM Page 53 CHAPTER 3: The Contents of the Score The clef, key, and time signature always appear in the first measure of the score. The clef and key signature appear at the beginning of every score system. The time signature appears only in the first measure of the score and when the time signature changes.

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