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References for fretted strings
Music for fretted string instruments is normally notated on
a single staff, either in traditional music notation or in
tablature. Sometimes the two types are combined, and it is
especially common in popular music to use chord diagrams above
a staff of traditional notation. The guitar and the banjo are
transposing instruments, sounding an octave lower than written.
Scores for these instruments should use the
\transposition c to get correct MIDI output).
Some other elements pertinent to fretted string instruments
are covered elsewhere:
- Fingerings are indicated as shown in Fingering instructions.
- Instructions for Laissez vibrer ties as well as ties on arpeggios and tremolos can be found in Ties.
- Instructions for handling multiple voices can be found in Collision resolution.
- Instructions for indicating harmonics can be found in Harmonics.