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Saturday, May 22, 2010
A turn is a musical ornament. A turn is an "S" shape symbol lying on its side above the staff. An inverted turn is the same, but also has a vertical line through the middle or the sign itself is turned upside down. If the turn is the note C, you would play a rapid alternation of (D,C,B,C). For an inverted turn C, you would play (B,C,D,C). When the turn is to the right of the note you would play (C,D,C,B,C). Always follow the key signatures for the upper and lower notes.