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posted: 4/6/2006 at 4:02:04 PM ET
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I'm wondering why some sticks on notes go up and some are pointing down when they are in a bar? HELP!!!!

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posted: 4/6/2006 at 7:04:02 PM ET
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Mainly so the music isn't crowded, especially when there are different parts sharing the same clef.

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posted: 5/15/2006 at 10:46:24 AM ET
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If my Music Theory and History memory is correct, one of the reasons that the stems at around the middle line, B in the treble clef goes down is aesthetic. Since the original music manuscripts were hand drawn, as imnidiot pointed out the stems are less crowded and so therefore more pleasing to the eye which makes it easier to read.

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posted: 5/23/2006 at 3:51:47 PM ET
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If there are two parts written on the same satve (1st and 2nd trumpet) the higher part stems (not sticks) go up. The lower part stems go down.
On a peice of music that only has one voice per stave, everything revolves around the middle line. Notes below the middle line stem go up, note above the middle line go down. Easier to read. notes ON the middle line ar determined by the not following. If the following note is below the stem is the same. If the following note is above the stem is the same.

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