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Need Some Help Reading Music
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myguitarnow
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Many moons ago I learned how to play instruments by jamming along to songs on the stereo. I did learn how to read music but didn't have any teachers since junior high school. I recently bought a Lennon & McCartney book for violinists but a few things don't match up. I don't really understand Coda marks. A couple of the songs I'm learning to fiddle from the book don't match up. On the sheet music I see "To Coda then D.S Coda at Coda and ending Coda. I would sure love to get some direction to understanding this a bit more.

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That helps a bit. I think the book I have has some Coda marks in the wrong place maybe? I'll keep on fiddling and study and learn along the way.

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Right on.

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there's a book called "essential dictionary of music".   i would totally recomend it for anyone.  has a lot of musical directions, composer names, and sheet music symbols.

 

ps. did anyone notice the extra emoticons?cow-fingerscrossed XD

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You just need the words then it makes sense.

D.C. al Fine = Go back to the beginning and end at Fine
D.S. al Fine = Go back to the sign and end at Fine.
D.C. al Coda = Go back to the beginning, play to the coda sign, skip to and play the Coda
D.S. al Coda = Go back to the sign and play to the coda sign, skip to and play the Coda

D.C. = da capo
D.S. = dal segno
The Coda is marked with a symbol that looks like a circle with an + going through it.

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Thanks for the help you guys. For sure some of the Coda marks are in the wrong place compared to the actual songs, in my Beatles song book.

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