Does An Accidental Apply To Both Clefs?

What cancels an accidental?

Courtesy accidentals In modern scores, a barline cancels an accidental, with the exception of tied notes.

Courtesy accidentals, also called cautionary accidentals or reminder accidentals are used to remind the musician of the correct pitch if the same note occurs in the following measure..

What does it mean when there are two treble clefs?

It means that both hands are played in treble clef. In other words, read the left hand notes as though they were written for your right hand. Similarly, two bass clefs would mean to read the right hand notes as though they were written for your left hand.

Does an accidental apply to all octaves?

Accidentals apply within the measure and octave in which they appear, unless canceled by another accidental sign, or tied into a following measure. If a note has an accidental and the note is repeated in a different octave within the same measure, the accidental does not apply to the same note of the different octave.

What instruments use both clefs?

This combination clef is used for a variety of instruments, including piano, organ, marimba (pictured above), harp, and more. Both staves are played by one person at the same time, so it’s important to be comfortable reading both clefs.

Does an accidental apply to the whole bar?

Isn’t it clear – accidentals in the key signature are always in force and for all octave registers unless annulled by natural signs. An accidental found in a measure is valid for this note and for the entire measure – no longer, no shorter.

How long does an accidental last?

The “accidental” (which is what a sharp, natural, or flat outside of the key is called) last for only one measure. That’s why it is a good idea to change the key signature if you are going to use the accidental for more than a few measures.