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I'm just a novice player but can you tell me what an "x" before a note means? How about when there is both a natural sign and a sharp sign in front of a not at the begining of a measure? I appreciate it a lot. -eric

-- Eric (, August 24, 2001


An "x" is a double-sharp. Fx on a keyboard is the same physical key as G. For natural & sharp before a note, the natural must be canceling a flat sign (possibly a double-flat or double-sharp) that applied to that note previous; then the sharp sign takes over. What you play is just the sharp sign.

I suggest visiting a music store and getting a short intro to music notation and music theory. Studying it will save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.

-- James Boyk (, August 24, 2001.

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