dots inviting singers to add a third

• Feb 8, 2023 - 15:15

Hello! Can you please tell me the name of these little dots that invite singers to add a third above or below written notes? I will attach an example.

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No it's real. Choral music is sometimes written for two voices, with these dots present to invite singers to add a harmonizing line if they feel up to it. I was wondering how to reproduce this in Musescore.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Yep, the extra-dots thing is bogus until substantiated by a legit source. Plus, "inviting singers to add" anything to a choral composition is fraught with problems. Unless we're talking scat singing, improvisation, or a clearly notated "avant garde" performance.

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