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SAN FRANCISCO

700 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, Ca. 94102
(415) 552-0445
(415) 346-7315 FAX
Hours
Mon & Tues: 10am - 6pm
Wed: Closed
Thurs: By appointment only
Fri & Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm
After or before normal store hours by Appointment

DUBLIN

7704 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 828-3442
(925) 828-3605 FAX
Hours
Mon: 10am – 6pm
Tues & Wed: Closed
Thurs-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm


SACRAMENTO

2245 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 641-5855
(916) 641-0182 FAX
Hours
Mon: By appointment only
Tues – Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm


SANTA ROSA

1901 Cleveland
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 528-3340
(707) 528-3364 FAX
Hours
Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm


WALNUT CREEK

1501 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 933-6310
(925) 933-6355 FAX
Hours
Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 5pm

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Musical notation is the written or symbolized representation of music. This is most often achieved by the use of commonly understood graphic symbols and written verbal instructions and their abbreviations. Computer file formats have become important as well.

Spoken language and hand signs are also used to symbolically represent music, primarily in teaching. In standard Western music notation, tones are represented graphically by symbols (notes) placed on a staff or staves, the vertical axis corresponding to pitch and the horizontal axis corresponding to time.

Note head shapes, stems, flags, ties and dots are used to indicate duration. Additional symbols indicate keys, dynamics, accents, rests, etc. Verbal instructions are often used to indicate tempo, technique, and other aspects. There are many systems of music notation from different cultures and different ages. Traditional Western notation evolved during the Middle Ages and continues to be an area of experimentation and innovation.


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