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  • Table 1: Basic Signs
  • Table 2: Clefs
  • Table 3: Accidentals, Key
    and Time signatures

  • Table 4: Rythmic Groups
  • Table 5: Chords
  • Table 6: Slurs and Ties
  • Table 7: Tremolos
  • Table 8: Fingering
  • Table 9: Bar lines and repeats
  • Table 10: Nuances
  • Table 11: Ornaments
  • Table 12: Theory
  • Table 13: Modern Notation
  • Table 14: General Organization
  • Table 15: Keyboard Music
  • Table 16: Vocal Music
  • Table 17: String Instruments
  • Table 18: Winds & Percussion
  • Table 19: Accordion

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  • Table 17- String Instruments

    A. String Signs

    1st string 5th string
    2nd string 6th string
    3rd string 7th string
    4th string

    B. Positions or Frets

    1st position/fret 7th position/fret
    2nd position/fret 8th position/fret
    3rd position/fret 9th position/fret
    4th position/fret 10th position/fret
    5th position/fret 11th position/fret
    6th position/fret 12th position/fret
    Half position
    Glissando or shift to a new position
    Beginning of shift line
    End of shift line

    C. Barres

    Grand or full barre
    Half or partial barre
    Vertical bracket barre
    End of barre sign when it is not followed by a fret sign

    D. Other Signs

    Natural or harmonic or open string
    Artificial harmonic
    Down bow or up stroke
    Up bow or up stroke
    Left hand pizzicato

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