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