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Sheet music notation

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:38 am
by Randy07
Hi everyone,

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

Best Regards,
-Randy

Re: Sheet music notation

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:04 am
by Desert_Runner
No chords.

Re: Sheet music notation

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:13 pm
by Randy07
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?

Re: Sheet music notation

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:10 pm
by Jeries
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

Re: Sheet music notation

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:56 am
by Big Bad Bill
The chord is brackets after N.C. tells you what the melody suggests would be the appropriate underlying chord.

Re: Sheet music notation

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:11 pm
by Fanch
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. :)

Re: Sheet music notation

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:04 pm
by notavirtuoso
I thought the composer was making a note that he needs cabbage, but I guess I was wrong. Damn public schools.