ledger line


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ledger line

1. Music a short line placed above or below the staff to accommodate notes representing pitches above or below the staff
2. Angling a line using ledger tackle
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Thus, we find Palestrina and others notating their first-tone Magnificats in chiavette, since the topmost notes, often reaching g" in the cantus, c" in the altus, a' in the tenor, and d' in the bassus, would each have been above a single ledger line in normal clefs.
1] clef, the f" appearing on the single ledger line above the staff.
3] clef seems only for the purpose of avoiding a single ledger line for the topmost c'; it also keeps the lowest note, A, on the staff itself, but Palestrina could certainly have used an [F.
The score is clean and well laid out with helpful fingering suggestions for the more difficult passages, but occasionally too many ledger lines (five lines above the staff in Linn's "Nocturne d'Esprit") distract from fluent reading.
Other concepts, including time signatures, tempo markings, ledger lines and D.
It ranges from two ledger lines below to three ledger lines above grand staff.