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Old 08-16-2005, 08:28 PM
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Hi guys...

I just recently got back into playing the piano again after a long time, and had a theory question. What do those x's before notes signify? For example, there are quite a few of them near the end of Moonlight Sonata... I can't remember what they mean!

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Hello Pianoman28 and thank you for your post.

Well, those symbols are double sharps. If you have a C with a 'x' before, that is a double sharp C and it sounds like a D.

In the specific case of the Moonlight Sonata, for example on the second bar of page 24 of our edition, you have two double sharp Fs in the left hand and a double sharp F as third note in the right hand: those notes have to be played like Gs.

Please, let me know if you need further information, I'll be very glad to help you further.

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Thanks very much for the quick response! I appreciate it, and it's great to know... now maybe it'll start sounding right...
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You are very welcome! Glad to help you...

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