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two incedentals

Posted by jeff 
jeff
two incedentals
April 19, 2006 07:17AM
Hello , I am studying a piece and came across a couple of notes that have a natural sign directly followed by a sharp sign. The note is a C and the key is F#
there are no other incidentals preceeding the note. How is it played?

thanks
Jeff
Re: two incedentals
April 19, 2006 11:45AM
Usually when there are two accidentals like that, for example a natural and a sharp, it means that earlier that note was double-sharped (this symbol looks like an "x"), and the composer is cancelling just one of those sharps.

So in this case you would play a C#.

If the composer wanted to cancel both sharps, you'd see two natural signs in a row, and you'd play a C natural.

Are you sure there isn't a double-sharp altering that C, earlier on? I can't think of any other situation where you'd have the natural and sharp right next to each other like that. Maybe if the note was altered in some other way earlier...

-Rob
jeff
Re: two incedentals
April 20, 2006 05:43AM
Hello Rob and thank you, Yes there is an "x" in the measure before that , Im such a rookie I thought it was like an accent LOL. Thank you ,this helps me much.

Jeff
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