Friday, February 2, 2018

Rhythm Charts, pt. II - Repeat Signs

Last month’s post introduced the topic of rhythm charts (a shorthand system using standard music notation to map out a song) and their basic components. Over the next few posts I will outline basic symbols and terms that students should be familiar with in order to effectively navigate more involved charts. Each term and symbol is linked to downloadable PDF example.

· Repeat Signs: located to the left and right of a section of music, these symbols enclose a part which is to be repeated (possibly several times). If there is no symbol to the left of the music the player should start back at the top of the piece or at the closest double bar.

Next month I'll continue on the topic of terms and symbols used in Rhythm Charts - til' then!