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Offline Spit Fire

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About sharps/# and flats/♭
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:48:52 pm »
Hello everyone,
I'm translating the subtitles of a video and i was wondering if i should use the words "sharp" and "flat", so "dièse" and "bémol" in French for the subtitles , or if it would be okay if I used the symbols "#" and "♭".
I know it doesn't make a big difference but I know that the symbols aren't used as often in french than they are in English.
Thanks :)

Offline Guitar_noob

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Re: About sharps/# and flats/♭
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 08:26:39 pm »

I think it's a good idea to use "dièse" and "bémol" instead of # and ♭ (how do you write it using you keyboard anyway ? :D). It might help beginners memorizing musical terminology.

You could put the symbols in parentheses the first time you introduce them though, e.g.
* dièse (#)
* bémol (♭).

That's what I'd do. :).


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