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How to Read Music Symbols

Quick tip to learn basic music symbols

Released on August 14, 2013

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Welcome! I'm Robert Estrin here at and

Jay asks "How do you decipher all the symbols in music?"

Boy there are a lot of them! This is a great question, Jay. You've got little squiggly lines, you've got dots, you've got just so many things. Well, I've got good news for you. There's a resource right on that you can follow the link at the end of this video, and you'll find all different symbols and you can match them to your music and problem solved for you! Of course there's lots of nuances and there's no substitute for a great teacher. Another thing you can do is follow along with the score and recordings and you'll see how people address these various symbols. Thanks for the great question, Jay!

Once again, I'm Robert Estrin here at and
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Carole * VSM MEMBER * on August 14, 2013 @6:28 am PST
How do you keep track of long repeating tune like in Vivaldi's Spring?
Robert - host, on August 14, 2013 @11:56 am PST
This is a great question which I will address in a future video!
Carole * VSM MEMBER * on August 14, 2013 @12:41 pm PST
Thank you. Carole
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