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post Aug 16 2008, 09:40 PM
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Hey GMC! I am currently transposing a piano piece to guitar and am confused about a symbol being used.



Wut does the C mean?

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post Aug 16 2008, 09:50 PM
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Hi, the C at the beginning of the line means that the time signature is 4/4.
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Muris Varajic
post Aug 16 2008, 09:57 PM
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Yes, C is another way to write 4/4. smile.gif
Tho I believe that is the only measure
that has symbol like this as an option,without numbers,right guys?


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post Aug 16 2008, 09:59 PM
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You will find it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_musical_symbols


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I think you are right Muris, I did not heard of any other time signature that has letter symbol as well. C is for 4/4 only.


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@Muris and Ivan,

hi, i'm not really sure about it, but i heard that the C with a line across (vertically) mean its 2/2.
but anyway thats a very rare (and probably boring) time signature to use. wink.gif


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QUOTE (berko @ Aug 16 2008, 11:04 PM) *
@Muris and Ivan,

hi, i'm not really sure about it, but i heard that the C with a line across (vertically) mean its 2/2.
but anyway thats a very rare (and probably boring) time signature to use. wink.gif


Oh yeah,I think I saw that one as well,thanks for input ,pretty rare tho,yes. smile.gif


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QUOTE (berko @ Aug 16 2008, 05:04 PM) *
@Muris and Ivan,

hi, i'm not really sure about it, but i heard that the C with a line across (vertically) mean its 2/2.
but anyway thats a very rare (and probably boring) time signature to use. wink.gif



Cut time. I think without the line is common time 4/4


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post Aug 16 2008, 10:09 PM
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Yes quite right all, the C is common time i.e. 4/4 and C with a line thru it is cut time.


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post Aug 16 2008, 10:42 PM
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Yes indeed, I just remembered that one as well from old music books. Haven't seen that in a while so couldn't remember at first. C with a vertical line means 2/2


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post Aug 17 2008, 01:57 AM
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wow asked for a c and got more. THANX GUYS!


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post Aug 18 2008, 08:52 AM
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Yes, it indicates a 4/4. It comes from a tradition in musical notation, when the measure was not indicated by numbers.
There is a good book about ancient music notation from The medieval academy of America.
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Yes it means 4/4. I have an old classical theory book that also covers the C with a line through will double check!
......where is it? haha


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post Aug 19 2008, 07:50 AM
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Found the book!! It's a royal schools of music theory book circa 1958.....
It does stand for 4/4. The book continues to say....
"C is not a capital letter for Common time. In early days music in 3 time was represented by O,
the circle or symbol of perfection; music in 2 or 4 time by C, the imperfect or incomplete circle.
2/2 time is called Alla Breve and is shown by the sign C with the line through"
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post Aug 19 2008, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (berko @ Aug 16 2008, 11:04 PM) *
@Muris and Ivan,

hi, i'm not really sure about it, but i heard that the C with a line across (vertically) mean its 2/2.
but anyway thats a very rare (and probably boring) time signature to use. wink.gif


Agreed !! C means 4/4 and C with bar means 2/2, I see it some times in country music where tempo was to fast to count 1,2,3,4. wink.gif It's not weird in country, believe me wink.gif


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