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Sheet music notation

#1 Post by Randy07 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:38 am

Hi everyone,

does anyone know what "N.C" stands for when it's shown above the staff on sheet music?

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Re: Sheet music notation

#2 Post by Desert_Runner » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:04 am

No chords.

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#3 Post by Randy07 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:13 pm

hmm ok, and i'm guessing that if there is a chord in brackets beside it then it's referring to what chord it sounds like?

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Re: Sheet music notation

#4 Post by Jeries » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:10 pm

I've never seen N.C. and then next to it a chord- perhaps that chord refers to another beat or measure .

Typically if they want to analyze it and put a chord to play there they wouldnt put NC

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Re: Sheet music notation

#5 Post by Big Bad Bill » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:56 am

The chord is brackets after N.C. tells you what the melody suggests would be the appropriate underlying chord.

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Re: Sheet music notation

#6 Post by Fanch » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:11 pm

Big Bad Bill wrote:The chord is brackets after N.C. tells you what the melody suggests would be the appropriate underlying chord.

I could be wrong, but I belive N.C. means: A directive placed over a note (or a series of notes) in a composition signifying that the note (s) should be performed without accompaniment. This is typically found in popular music notation with either a melody with chordal accompaniment, two-staff score with chordal accompaniment, or a simple chord progression. N.C. is the abbreviated form of No Chord


Again, BBB is saying something. I'm just a bass player with google. My gut tells me we are both 'right'. He simply said it more simply. :)

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Re: Sheet music notation

#7 Post by notavirtuoso » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:04 pm

I thought the composer was making a note that he needs cabbage, but I guess I was wrong. Damn public schools.

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