2.5 Abbreviations and signs


Category: Elementary music theory | Tags: Abbreviations and signs

The abbreviations in music are of two kinds, namely, abbreviations of terms relating to musical expression, and the true musical abbreviations by the help of which certain passages, chords, etc., may be notated in a shortened form. You will learn more about the 8vb sign.

8vb sign


ottavabassa ottava bassa play the notes one octave (8 notes) lower than written.



How do you perform 8vb?

note example