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Okay, so I've scoured the internet, but I still don't get it... In the simplest language you can muster, what are the rules for writing accidentals? When a note you need for a chord is not included in your current key, how do you decide whether to write it as an A# and when as a B flat? When a C flat vs. a B natural? And when is it appropriate to use double flats and sharps? Here's my best guess at some rules. If someone could tell me where I'm correct, where I'm wrong, and what I'm missing, I'd appreciate the help. I never took theory, so please click your tongue at my i
Hey, So I am using Finale 2012 to write sheet music, and I recently came across a small presentational dilemma concerning accidentals. This is the choice I have to make: do I use a double flat, or do I use multiple flats and naturals? I know that when I read music, I hate trying to negotiate with double flats, but I think that the music would look very cluttered otherwise. I hope that makes sense.