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How To Write Music Note Code

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Looking for music note codes to use as symbols, images, or layouts for your blogs and social networking sites like MySpace? Here are ways on how to use or write a music note code.

Alt key + Num lock keys

Using the alt key plus specific num lock keys is the easiest way to use a music note symbol. Make sure to press the num lock key first before you start. For the eighth music note, hold the alt key, press 1 and then 3. It should appear like this: ♪. To make beamed eighth music notes, hold the alt key, press 1 and then 4. It should appear like this: ♫. Another way to do this is to open the character map window in your pc or laptop. Click START, go to All Programs, then go to Accessories, go to System Tools, and then click Character Map. In Character Map, choose the Times New Roman font, find and select the eighth note or beamed eighth note music symbol, then copy and then paste to your HTML code box. Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox web servers can display these two symbols so there shouldn’t be any problem.

HTML codes

There are also HTML code alternatives for making music note symbols. There are officially 7 music note symbols that can be displayed through HTML codes. Just copy and paste or type these following codes. Numbers should always be preceded by the ampersand and sharp sign, and should end with a semi-colon. For the quarter music note, you should type ♩ and it should look like this: ♩.

  • To make an eighth music note, type ♪ and it should look like this: ♪.
  • To make a beamed eighth music note, type ♫ and it should look like this: ♫.
  • To make a beamed sixteenth music note, type ♬ and it should look like this: ♬.
  • To make a music flat sign, type ♭ and it should look like this: ♭
  • To make a music natural sign, type &#9838 and it should look like this: ♮.
  • To make a music sharp sign, type &#9839 and it should look like this: ♯.

These HTML music note codes appear in Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Netscape 7, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. However, for older versions of Internet Explorer, you should use the fonts Arial Unicode MS, Arial, Geneva, or Sans Serif for these symbols to appear. These HTML codes should also be compatible with MySpace layouts and pages.

Premade symbols, layouts, graphic images, etc.

Music note symbols also make for great designs they are even used in tattoos! If in the almost unlikely event that HTML codes don’t work, you can always resort to using images instead. The website of SK Designs offers downloadable music notation symbols in graphic images. They have graphic images and samples of music notes, clefs (including a treble clef), music staff symbols, and symbols with a music scale included. Just go to skdesigns.com and click on the download link for the zip files. Another reliable website to get music note graphic images is LinkwareGraphics.com . Just go to Music Images and you can choose from a variety of downloadable applications from music notation symbols, music graphic images, and music icons to piano note and key graphics, music rules, scales and dividers-almost everything you need in music reading. When downloaded, you can use these graphic images as clip art.

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