Sheet Music Facts....Did you know...
A caesura is a break or pause (usually for sense) in the
middle of a verse line. The word comes from the Latin
word caesura which is a cutting off, a division or stop
and from the French words caedere, caesum meaning to cut
The Treble clef is placed on the second line of the
In sheet music notation, addition is defined as a dot at
the right side of a note as an indication that its sound
is to be lengthened one half
In sheet music notation, the symbol for a rest is two
parallel lines which are set at an angle, similar to two
forward slashes: //
A clef is a sign placed on the staff to designate what
pitches are to be represented by its lines and spaces
A trio is a sonata for three instruments
A quarter note is is represented by a closed note with a
A cantata is a vocal composition for chorus and
soloists, the text being either sacred or secular
In sheet music, a flat lowers the pitch of a note by one
Placing a dot to the right of a note head shortens a
notes duration by half
A whole note is also called a Semibreve
Fact 12: A
measure is the term given to the portion of the staff
found between two bars
Fact 13: In
sheet music, a double bar marks the end of a division or
The top number in a time signature indicates how many
notes appear in each measure
The seven letters of the musical alphabet are:
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Sheet Music - History In the 19th
century, the music industry was dominated by sheet music publishers. In
New York City, the group of publishers and composers who dominated the
industry were referred to as 'Tin Pan Alley'. The name was given to a
specific area in Manhattan where many of them set up in business.
Nowadays, the term 'Tin Pan Alley' is given to any area in a main city
or town where there are several musical instrument stores or musical
publishers in close proximity to each other. In the 1920's the
radio became popular and as a result sheet music became less important.
In 1984 a computer notation program called 'Music Construction Set' made
it possible for people to construct their own sheet music using their
home personal computer. Notes and symbols could be added to the music
stave and played on the pc or printed off and performed at a later
stage. Today, there are many other computer software programs where
sheet music can be created quickly and relatively easily and it is the
most popular method of creating sheet music.
Sheet Music - Bible
References Music was
mentioned many times in the bible, the following definition of
music is taken from Easton Bible Dictionary.
Jubal was the
inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21). The Hebrews
were much given to the cultivation of music. Their whole
history and literature afford abundant evidence of this.
After the Deluge, the first mention of music is in the
account of Laban's interview with Jacob (Gen. 31:27). After
their triumphal passage of the Red Sea, Moses and the
children of Israel sang their song of deliverance (Ex. 15)
The period of
Samuel, David, and Solomon was the golden age of Hebrew
music, as it was of Hebrew poetry. Music was now for the
first time systematically cultivated. It was an essential
part of training in the schools of the prophets (1 Sam.
10:5; 19:19-24; 2 Kings 3:15; 1 Chr. 25:6). There now arose
also a class of professional singers (2 Sam. 19:35; Eccl.
2:8). The temple, however, was the great school of music. In
the conducting of its services large bands of trained
singers and players on instruments were constantly employed
(2 Sam. 6:5; 1 Chr. 15; 16; 23;5; 25:1-6)
Dream Explanation - Sheet Music Hearing
harmonious and soothing music in your dream, is a good omen of
prosperity, pleasure and the expression of your emotions in a positive
way. Music serves to heal the soul. Hearing discordant music in your
dream means unhappiness and troubles in the home.
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