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A Bit of Help in Notation, Please
#3015579 08/19/20 12:55 PM
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I'm learning Prologue, by Carter Burwell. It's the theme music to the movie In Bruges. Why is there a natural symbol ahead of the third note, an F, in the 19th measure? I thought since A, B and E are flat unless noted differently (by a natural symbol, for instance), that there is no reason for the natural ahead of that F. If I had to guess, it's only there to note that the F is no longer sharp, as it was immediately before? Finally, would the score be identical if there were not a natural ahead of that F? Thank you, all.

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Originally Posted by SparkyLB
If I had to guess, it's only there to note that the F is no longer sharp, as it was immediately before? Finally, would the score be identical if there were not a natural ahead of that F? Thank you, all.

This.

Since the 2nd note is F#, that would mean all the Fs that follow in that bar will also be F#, unless there is a natural sign in front of it.

If no natural sign, that 3rd F would automatically be an F#.

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Thank you both. Very helpful and appreciated. smile


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Originally Posted by WeakLeftHand
Since the 2nd note is F#, that would mean all the Fs that follow in that bar will also be F#, unless there is a natural sign in front of it.
Correct. Just a small addition for the sake of preciseness:

Since the 2nd note is F#, that would mean all the Fs that follow on that ledger line in that octave in that bar will also be F#, until there is a natural sign somewhere in front of F on that ledger line in that octave in that bar.

Now it's the full story.

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Also notice that in the next bar those flats in the bass are not really necessary since we're back to the flats from the key signature.


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