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spike201000
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posted: 10/2/2007 at 7:35:46 AM ET
I'm trying to learn Moonlight Sonata and am about 1/2 way through, but I've come across 3 things that I don't understand:-

1 a note with a cross to the left of it?

2 a note (usually an F sharp) with a natural sign and a sharp sign to the left of it?

3 a double note (a quarter note and a half note - both the same note - together like conjoined twins!) with a sharp sign to the left of it?

Any guidance on any of the above would be very helpful.

Thanks.

Tracy

Bandirector
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9/27/2007
posted: 10/3/2007 at 4:02:09 PM ET
I am sorry, but without seeing the actual music I don't think I can help you. If you can post a graphic file of the notation in question, I might be able to help you out.

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posted: 10/5/2007 at 10:57:45 PM ET
Hey, I think I have the same piece as you, and I'm confused also on your question 1 & 2. I don't have your question three in my piece. Also, on question 1, is the cross really a little x? I've scanned a part of it but can't figure out how to add an image file here or cut/paste in here.

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posted: 10/8/2007 at 11:52:24 PM ET
1. Is it an "x"? If so, it is a double sharp, raising the note one full step. If it is next to an F, there is probably an F# in the key signature, so it would raise it to F double sharp (equal to a G).

2. If there was a double sharp, the natural and sharp would indicate that the double sharp is cancelled and it is just a regular F#.

3. I would guess one note is part of the melody and the other is part of a moving accompaniment line. They are both to be F#.

Let me know if that makes sense when you play the music!

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