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Jianpu Melodic Notation and Sight Reading.pdf

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Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1530
Professor
Rebecca Jubis
Semester
Winter

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Jianpu Melodic Notation . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Doh Re Mi Fah Soh Lah Ti Doh • A zero (0) is used to indicate a silence or “rest”, with the rhythm indicated in the same manner as for pitches • Written as above indicates the middle octave on each instrument respectively • A dot above the number indicates the higher octave on each instrument respectively • A dot below the number indicates the lower octave on each instrument respectively • Double dots may be used to indicate two octaves below or above the middle octave on instruments with larger pitch ranges • Sharps (#) and flats (b) are used to indicate that the pitch written should be raised or lowered by a half step as in western musical notation: #1 or b7 • Special characters for fingering or ornaments may be added to jianpu notation as well. These are often specific to each instrument Jianpu Rhythmic Notation X 1 beat X - 2 beats X - - 3 beats X - - - 4 beats X ½ beat XX ½ + ½ beat = 1 beat total XXXX ¼ + ¼ + ¼ + ¼ = 1 beat total ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿ ̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿̿ ̿̿̿̿̿̿ ̿̿̿̿̿̿ ̿̿̿̿̿̿ ̿̿̿̿̿̿ ̿̿̿̿̿̿ X ∙ 1 ½ beats X ∙ X 1 ½ + ½ beats = 2 beats total Time Signatures │ X XX X - │ 1 bar or measure (group of beats) • A double bar line indicates the end of a major section ││ • 2/4 indicates 2 beats in each bar • 3/4 indicates 3 beats in each
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