C. Cheat sheet

Syntax

Description

Example

1 2 8 16

durations

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c4. c4..

augmentation dots

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c d e f g a b

scale

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fis bes

alteration

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\clef treble \clef bass

clefs

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\time 3/4 \time 4/4

time signature

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r4 r8

rest

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d ~ d

tie

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\key es \major

key signature

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note'

raise octave

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note,

lower octave

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c( d e)

slur

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c\( c( d) e\)

phrasing slur

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a8[ b]

beam

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<< \new Staff ... >>

more staves

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c-> c-.

articulations

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c2\mf c\sfz

dynamics

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a\< a a\!

crescendo

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a\> a a\!

decrescendo

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< >

chord

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\partial 8

upstep

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\times 2/3 {f g a}

triplets

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\grace

grace notes

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\lyricmode { twinkle }

entering lyrics

twinkle

\new Lyrics

printing lyrics

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twin -- kle

lyric hyphen

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\chordmode { c:dim f:maj7 }

chords

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\context ChordNames

printing chord names

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<<{e f} \\ {c d}>>

polyphony

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s4 s8 s16

spacer rests


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