Notes on Music Scores

Special Symbols

Ref. (smaller notes)

For reference only. The player is encouraged to improvise or create their own version.

Drum player gives a cue, either a hand gesture or a specific rhythm, usually to end a loop or to move into another passage.
The set cue is either given on the right of the score or framed next to this symbol directly on the score.

(cymbals) sizzles

(drum) dead stroke at the centre

(hand gong / gong / cymbals) muffle / dead stroke

(drum) soft stroke outside centre spot

optional note

Instruments Used in Demo Tracks

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On Chinese Percussion Mnemonic Notation

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