Musical Signs

Below are some common musical signs that you will find in scores. You should be able to recognize them and understand their meaning.

accent         accent

staccato         staccato

tie    tie

slur       slur

fermata               fermata

crescendo     crescendo

decrescendo     decrescendo, diminuendo

8va               8va, play an octave higer than written

8vb              8vb, play an octave lower than written

dal segno                  dal segno, D.S.

repeat sign               repeat sign

pedal marking 1         pedal marking

pedal marking 2        pedal marking

Last modified: Saturday, 16 August 2014, 4:26 PM