Turn above an X symbol in Chopin’s prelude in E minor

What does an X above a note mean in music?

Notes identified by x’s usually indicate the lyrics should be spoken. X’s on an accompaniment part usually indicate clapping or a similar rhythm. They are also called “dead” or “ghost” notes, indicating there isn’t an actual pitch to be played, but rather are percussive.

What does an X next to a note mean?

In music, a ghost note is a musical note with a rhythmic value, but no discernible pitch when played. In musical notation, this is represented by an “X” for a note head instead of an oval, or parentheses around the note head.

What is stretto in Chopin Prelude in E minor?

The Prelude in E Minor builds to its powerful climax at measures 16–18 and then moves away, as if exhausted by the emotion. In measure 16, Chopin writes the word stretto, which means narrowed, indicating that the tempo should push forward toward the climax.

What grade level is Chopin Prelude in E Minor?

4 Grade 4

Composer Frédéric Chopin
Title Prelude in E minor Op 28 No 4
Grade 4
Syllabus AMEB
PS Rating 5