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reading notation

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by the mack, Jul 13, 2000.

  1. the mack

    the mack

    Mar 20, 2000
    i just learning how to read sheet music and i have a question...you know the notation for the open "E" string...the stem below the line with the dash thru the stem note.....what note is it when the notation looks like the open "E" symbol but has 2 dashes going thru the stem ?
  2. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks! In Memoriam

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    Do you mean 2 ledger lines below the bass clef staff? That's low C.

    Chris A. rolleyes.

    "I have all my own teeth!"--Jenn Scott Poulin
  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    An excellent book that is bound to help you learning to read the bass clef is "Note Reading Studies for Bass" by Arnold Evans. It is a Mel Bay book and costs only about ten bucks, money well spent. It even includes special drills for 5- and 6-string basses. Jason Oldsted

  4. Licketysplit


    Mar 15, 2000
    Maybe a low C, what do you mean two dashes?
  5. dirk


    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Maybe it's the music shorthand. Like two dashes on the stem of a whole note means two half notes.

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  6. Another good book is SIMPLIFIED SIGHT-READING FOR BASS by Josquin des Pres.
    It starts from the basics and pretty well covers everything!

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