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Fun Video Hilariously Explains What All Those Random Symbols on Sheet Music Mean

This clever video by Julian Cianciolo explains how to read sheet music and is actually much more enjoyable to watch than you’d imagine, especially if you’re a musician who can read sheet music because you can probably understand all the deadpan explanations, layered in-jokes, and trombone quips.


But even if you’re not a musician and just a dumb, musically illiterate, talentless normal like the rest of us, it’s still pretty fun to watch just to find out what those symbols and marks in music mean, if only to know how useless and silly some of them are.

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Musical notation symbols are about as “random” as the ones I’m using to write this sentence.