B. Cheat sheet

SyntaxDescriptionExample
1 2 8 16durations [image of music]
c4. c4..augmentation dots [image of music]
c d e f g a b scale [image of music]
fis besalteration [image of music]
\clef treble \clef bass clefs [image of music]
\time 3/4 \time 4/4 time signature [image of music]
r4 r8rest [image of music]
d ~ dtie [image of music]
\key es \major key signature [image of music]
note'raise octave [image of music]
note,lower octave [image of music]
c( d e)slur [image of music]
c\( c( d) e\)phrasing slur [image of music]
a8[ b]beam [image of music]
<< \new Staff … >>more staves [image of music]
c-> c-.articulations [image of music]
c2\mf c\sfzdynamics [image of music]
a\< a a\!crescendo [image of music]
a\> a a\!decrescendo [image of music]
< >chord [image of music]
\partial 8pickup / upbeat [image of music]
\tuplet 3/2 {f g a}triplets [image of music]
\gracegrace notes [image of music]
\lyricmode { twinkle }entering lyricstwinkle
\new Lyricsprinting lyrics [image of music]
twin -- klelyric hyphen [image of music]
\chordmode { c:dim f:maj7 }chords [image of music]
\new ChordNamesprinting chord names [image of music]
<<{e f} \\ {c d}>>polyphony [image of music]
s4 s8 s16spacer rests

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