Notation Legend?

Anyone out there taken the time to make legends of the different notations to give to the kiddos? Are there plans in the near future to have any available for download? Not having to answer the good old ";what does this symbol mean"; would be great and I am WAY too lazy to make one myself (not to mention having a 2 yr old and a 7 month old!).

Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?...

Ralph
I don't know about an online file, but I know many of the tapspace books and other drum corps drumline books have them at the beginning.  The funny thing is it's not really standardized- especially for things like cymbals or quad crossovers.
Each year my group gets a legend for what each notehead means.  I will also name everything in the first few exercises they get.  After that, they are responsible to remember what they mean.
I tend to do the same thing Bill does.  Early on I give them a list but then expect them to remember what things are what...
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...(not to mention having a 2 yr old and a 7 month old!).
Ralph
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Hey Ralph - congrats on the kids man!  boys, girls or one of each?
Thanks Uncle Jessie! Brooklynn Elizabeth is the 2 year old, William Everett is the 7 month old. How many you got now?
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Did you make this with image files in a word document? I'm looking for a graphic that I can add to the top left corner of parts that need a legend. I was just seeing if there was an easier way before I start making one manually. Thanks.

Ralph
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Thanks Uncle Jessie! Brooklynn Elizabeth is the 2 year old, William Everett is the 7 month old. How many you got now?
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Holly Elise is 5 and a half and Kathryn Grace (Katie) is 2 and a half. 

Now - back on topic - when I did my notational guide (a while ago), I used Adobe Pagemaker and figured out which of the Petrucci fonts I needed for the noteheads and made it that way.  I have not used that in a while though.  I am pretty sure you could do the same thing within Word as well.

Glad to hear life is going well man.  Take Care,
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Each year my group gets a legend for what each notehead means.  I will also name everything in the first few exercises they get.  After that, they are responsible to remember what they mean.
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Did you make this with image files in a word document? I'm looking for a graphic that I can add to the top left corner of parts that need a legend. I was just seeing if there was an easier way before I start making one manually. Thanks.

Ralph
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Actually, I just created a one page sheet that has the most common used stuff on there.  If I add something that is not on the legend, I'll notate what it is above the note.

Probably wouldn't be too hard to create a small legend and save it as a graphic file and export it to another graphic file.
In Finale, I've created a 'score/system' document without bar lines, entered all of the used note heads as quarter notes, then with the lyric tool entered in a description below the staff. Once that was done, just do a page layout and save, then print as a PDF which can be added to the 'book' of exercises, scores and parts also in PDF form.


Ted Boliske
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