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#499220 - 06/12/03 11:45 AM x ? what is this  
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What does x mean to do when it's in front of a note in sheet music?

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#499221 - 06/12/03 11:50 AM Re: x ? what is this  
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I believe it means to raise the note a semi-tone. So if the not was F# with the x in front, you need to really press G.

#499222 - 06/12/03 12:01 PM Re: x ? what is this  
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Originally posted by denise:
What does x mean to do when it's in front of a note in sheet music?
It's a double sharp, and raises a natural by two semitones (or two half steps). For example, an "x" in front of an F would be played two half steps higher than the F, and would be called F double sharp - enharmonically the same as G.

#499223 - 06/12/03 12:04 PM Re: x ? what is this  
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thanks for the correction..I am very rusty and wasn't sure if it was 1 or 2 semitones.

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#499224 - 06/12/03 12:21 PM Re: x ? what is this  
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thanks for the correction..I am very rusty and wasn't sure if it was 1 or 2 semitones.
No problem. Don't feel bad. This is probably one of the most-asked questions in the Pianist's Corner.


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