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How do musicians talk to each other?
How do they know what to play?

Well, there's a language of music that helps them.

This language provides a way for musicians talk to each other. It tells them what sounds to play and how to play those sounds: long or short, loud or soft, fast or slow. It's a way to organize sounds, so instead of noise, you get music.

Start with the Basics and you'll meet some of the most familiar characters in music: the staff, clefs, time signatures, measures, and notes.