Music Symbols

Celebrities known by symbols
Prince Rogers Nelson is not the only well-known person who has adopted a symbol as his name or byname.

Introduction to Reading Music
Some people think trying to read music is hard and difficult. The following set of pages will try to introduce the most important topics in reading music in a very easy to understand way.

Chart of Musical Symbols
Exhaustive list of musical notations and symbols with definitions.

Benesh Movement Notation -
A system of dance notation that can document any form of human movement. Invented by Joan and Rudolf Benesh in the late 1940's, the system uses abstract symbols based on figurative representations of the human body.
List of musical symbols   

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Music Symbols History
Greeks and Romans used letters of their alphabet to represent notes. Boethius was the first Roman to record the use of letters for notes in the 5 th century AD. A statesman of the court of Theodoric the Great, he used the first 15 letters of the alphabet to represent 15 notes and this became known as Boethian Notation.

21st Century Virtual Color Organ
The Color Organ created by Jack Ox and David Britton with 3D modeling by Richard Rodriguez and Jack Ox.

Explanation of Music Symbols and Terms
The staff with the bass clef generally includes the left-hand accompaniment, below middle C. The staff with the treble clef generally includes the melody and the right-hand accompaniment, above middle C.,17631,4956-1,00.html#6c

Unicode Music Symbols
While nearly all of the symbols used to display music are technically 'glyphs', their usefulness would be improved if they were encoded in a compact way, that is, as character codes. Because they frequently occur in running text, there is support for treating them as characters.

Notation Symbols, Instruments, Clipart
A variety of musical notation graphic images: treble clefs, bass clefs, eighth notes, 16th notes, whole notes, sharps, flats, natural signs, trills, turns, embellishments, and more.

Pythagoras & Music of the Spheres
There is geometry in the humming of the strings... there is music in the spacing of the spheres.

Musical Symbols of Piano Notation -
Learn about the musical symbols, abbreviations, and terminology of piano notation.