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AuthorTopic:   Sharps/Flats
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posted: 9/11/2003 at 11:26:50 PM ET
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I am confused about sharps & flats. I know the difference. Where I have the problem is: if there is a flat or sharp in the key signature & then a flat or sharp appears in a single measure, do I still flat or sharp the note, and, does it apply to that whole measure, or just that particular note in the measure? (I play handbells).

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posted: 9/12/2003 at 12:12:45 AM ET
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Whatever the key is, when you see a sharp or flat marked by a note in any measure, you flat or sharp that note. It's called an accidental, because it doesn't appear in the key signature. If the sharp/flat note DOES also appear in the key signature, they are just simply reinforcing that the note is sharp or flat, so it's just the same. And yes, when a note is marked sharp/flat in a measure, if that note appears again in that same measure, it will also be sharp/flat, even without the marking. I hope that answers everything

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posted: 9/17/2003 at 6:23:14 PM ET
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I play the percussion bells and I REALLY need help. Mail me at kattycaitlyn@aol.com. Bye!

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