"x" for the notehead
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We have a chart that uses an x in place of a notehead on some notes. I’ve looked in all my books, but can’t find what that means. It is on parts for horns and saxes. Help?
After more search, I found that it is called a “ghost” note. It is an anti-accent, played only faintly or softer than surrounding notes. This makes sense based on the chart and style.
If someone finds me to be wrong, I’m glad to be corrected. Otherwise, I’ll move on with this assumption.
You’re right on. You’ll also see it on rhythm section parts, as well, most often when the guitar comps, ghost notes on the snare in funk/R&B, etc.
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