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- 23rd April 2018 at 10:43 pm #3841
I am learning to play the keyboard and I was wondering what this symbol “^” means in front of a note, I see it on the sheet music on here. Can anyone tell me what this “^” means.
- 26th April 2018 at 10:50 pm #3853
Hi Kelly, thanks for asking and sorry for any confusion!
All it means is to play the note in the higher octave – the idea was to make it clearer if the note is a lower (.C) medium (C) or higher (^C) in octave.
If you imagine a keyboard, i’ve labelled the letters like this:
.G .A .B C D E F G A B ^C ^D ^E
I hope that helps to clarify a bit, i’d love any ideas or suggestions about how i can make it clearer for everyone to use 🙂 🙂 Perhaps i need to turn that mini keyboard above into a real pic..?!
Anyway, any ideas or questions, let me know 🙂
- 14th June 2019 at 8:33 am #6561
I was also wondering about this syntax. Thanks.
- 3rd July 2019 at 9:21 pm #6568
It means high
- 18th September 2019 at 2:50 am #6593
On actual sheet music, that symbol is a marcato, which means to play with emphasis. It is similar to an accent. However, on notes (not sheet music) it means the higher octave.