It pays to read a score properly

• Dec 8, 2014 - 20:20

It pays to properly read a score when transcribing.

I was transcribing a piece published mid to late 1800's when came across this, (see image below).
On left, an unusual bass cleff which I have never encountered before, but which may have been common.
Being placed where it is, made it obviously a bass cleff.
The other caused me momentary grief, as I interpretted it as two 8th note rest, and wondered why I had three rests shown instead of two.
On closer inspection of the score, I noticed the right hand direction of the flag, (right circle) so, by changing it to a quarter note rest, solved the issue.

As I said at the start, it pays to properly pay attention to the score.

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Yup, welcome to historical scores. I see this sometimes in much older choral scores (pre ~1940). The "opposite eighth" does throw you for a loop!

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