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References for vocal music
This section indicates where to find details of notation issues that may arise in any type of vocal music.
- Most styles of vocal music use written text as lyrics. An introduction to this notation is to be found in Setting simple songs.
Vocal music is likely to require the use of
markupmode, either for lyrics or for other text elements (characters’ names, etc.). This syntax is described in Text markup introduction.
- Ambitus may be added at the beginning of vocal staves, as explained in Ambitus.
- Dynamic markings by default are placed below the staff, but in choral music they are usually placed above the staff in order to avoid the lyrics, as explained in Score layouts for choral.
Music Glossary: ambitus.
Learning Manual: Setting simple songs.
Snippets: Vocal music.