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Randy07
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Hi everyone,

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

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-Randy
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No chords.
Randy07
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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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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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The chord is brackets after N.C. tells you what the melody suggests would be the appropriate underlying chord.
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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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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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