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Dann asked in Entertainment & MusicMusic · 1 decade ago

Music notes help?

What's the difference if you write notes with the little flag up or down? Like if you write a note with the flag up it'll look like this (d), or down like this (q).

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Notes from B on the treble staff and down are usually written with the stem up, and notes above B with stem down. The note B can go either way. When you are coming from a note below B the stem of B will usually go up as the notes before it. When the B follows a note above (with stem down) usually the B will follow in suit and have a stem going down.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The flag points up if the note is below the midline of the staff; down if above the midline.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sixstring would be correct. Also, if there is a duet written on the same line, they would use the flag up for soprano/tenor and flag down for alto/bass.

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