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A Symbol I Don't Recognize
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I was looking through my children's Reader's Digest Children's Songbook. It is arranged for piano, with notations for guitar chords and organ. There is a symbol on the staff at the beginning that looks like a giant cents sign ¢. It appears after both the treble clef and the bass clef. What the heck is it?

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I think it stands for common time ie 4/4.

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equal to 2/2   ... "cut" time  (fast)

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I think it's "common time" ie 4/4. It's called common, but I think the actual translation of the word is something else, I'll go and look it up.

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My "Essential Elements" book says that it is common time not cut time.dunno

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Your book is wrong.     "C"   is common time.   "C  cents" is cut.   

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Sorry I missed the line thru the C so I guess you are right Oliver.facepalm

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Same here.
Not familiar with US currency (unless the exchange rate is favourable lol)

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From wikipedia

Alla breve or Cut time
This symbol represents 2/2 time, indicating two minim (or half-note) beats per measure. Here, a crotchet (or quarter note) would get half a beat.

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Not to worry Sp.

I was due to get something right today.  Law of averages. rofl

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Oliver said

Not to worry Sp.

I was due to get something right today.  Law of averages. rofl

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