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Figure 1. ledger lines above the staff, using eighth notes. The lines on the right would usually be considered too far off the staff and would be written in a different clef or with 8va notation.
Figure 1. ledger lines above the staff, using eighth notes. The lines on the right would usually be considered too far off the staff and would be written in a different clef or with 8va notation.

A ledger line is a tool of musical notation to express notes that do not fall on the regular lines or spaces of the musical staff. A short line (slightly longer than the note) is drawn parallel to the lines on the staff (above or below as appropriate), corresponding to where the staff line would be if the note were in range (see Figure 1). Image File history File links Ledger_lines. ... Image File history File links Ledger_lines. ... Figure 1. ... For the numerical computation software, see GNU Octave. ... Music notation is a system of writing for music. ... In musical notation, the staff or stave is a set of five horizontal lines on which note symbols are placed to indicate pitch and time. ...


Notes on more than three or four ledger lines off the staff are usually considered too hard to read, and if there are several measures of them, it is usually preferred to switch clef or use 8va notation. A clef (French for key) is a symbol used in musical notation that assigns notes to lines and spaces on the musical staff. ... For the numerical computation software, see GNU Octave. ...

Musical notation edit
Staff : Clef | Key signature | Time signature | Leger line | Barline
Notes : Note value | Dotted note | Accidental | Rest | Tie
Expression marks: Tempo | Dynamics | Articulation | Octaves

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Leger line - encyclopedia article about Leger line. (1433 words)
The lines on the right would usually be considered too far off the staff and would be written in a different clef or with 8va notation.
A leger line (sometimes spelled ledger line) is a tool of musical notation Music notation is a system of writing for music.
Tie In music notation, a tie is a curved line connecting the heads of two notes of the same pitch, indicating that they are to be played as a single note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes' note values.
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