Note Heads and Stem Direction
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3. Applying AccidentalsApplying_Accidentals.html
5. Rhythm Slashes and the Drum SetRhythm_Slashes_and_the_Drum_Set.html
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7. Other Staff SymbolsOther_Staff_Symbols.html
8. ArticulationArticulation.html
9. DynamicsDynamics.html
4. EnharmonicsEnharmonics.html

Note heads should be tilted ovals, NOT circles.


You should also be sure to center them on whatever space or line they occur.


notes which occur below the middle staff line have stems that go up.

notes which occur above the middle staff line have stems that go down.

notes with stems occurring on the middle staff line can go either up or down depending on what the next note is.

notes which use ledger lines should have their stems reaching to the middle staff line.

Your usual stem should be almost an octave in length.


Flags always lean to the right, no matter what direction the stem goes in.

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11. Writing StylesWriting_Styles.html

Distance between notes should somewhat represent the amount of time the note actually takes.