Musical score in 5/4 time with dynamics

Interpreting Score Notation for Guitarists.

Playing music from a score requires a well-defined interpretation of the symbols in the score that represent the music to be played. This page defines that interpretation by defining guitar-specific notation used in Semiosis Music Publishing scores. Scores use modern staff notation as defined in Gehrkens' Music Notation and Terminology as a reference specification. Semiosis Music Publishing scores guitar-specific notation and its interpretation accrue to the reference specification and supercede the reference specification as necessary.

A guitar-specific interpretation is specified by defining a term and illustrating the use of the symbols used by example.


Enharmonic Equivalent Notation



Vibrato or Whammy Bar