Score Example ornament-turn


    Demonstration of how to encode turn ornaments. The example is from Beethoven's piano sonata no. 1 in F minor, op. 2, no. 1, mvmt. 2: Adagio. The first turn is centered above the note it applies to. The second turn in the next measure is centered *between* the note it is applied to and the following note in the layer. Both of the example turns have accidentals underneath them; the first has a natural sign which means play the lower diatonic note as a natural (B-natural). The second has a sharp sign underneath it which means play a sharped lower diatonic tone (F-sharp). Turns can also have accidentals placed above them which indicate the chromatic alteration of the upper diatonic tone.

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