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Topic: Violin Help?
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posted: 1/20/2006 at 8:12:38 PM ET
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Well anyways, can someone tell me the difference between sharps,flats, and naturals? Because sometimes there will be a natural sign, but the music says I'm sposed to be playing it like a flat? Am I stupid or something? Because I don't get it. . .

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posted: 1/23/2006 at 8:07:05 PM ET
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Well, sharps, flats and natural signs are accidentals. An accidental indicates an altered note. A sharp sign raises the written note a half step, a flat lowers the pitch a half step, and a natural sign indicates that the note is not altered and is played as is. Remember, if a note has a sharp sign on it, that same note stays sharp for the whole measure, unless otherwise indicated by a natural sign.

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