Music note ♫ symbols

Music note ♫ symbols (text musical note signs from keyboard)Símbolos de notas  ♫ musicales

What music notes mean

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In music, notes denote a relative durations and pitch of sounds. Notes are the "atoms" of much Western music. There's a lot more than just notes to the sound of the music. But in the old times, it was more practical to just write what instrument the one was playing and which notes he was going to play. The whole music performance will differ slightly from person to person from performance to performance, but the notes provide a backbone for melody.




How to input music symbols

Choose your system to find out.

Windows

From Keyboard

Alt Codes

Shortcut technique that works on Desktops and most Laptops running MS Windows. You press Alt and, while holding it, type a code on Num Pad while it's turned on. Please, watch my guide if you're running a laptop. You can type many frequently used symbols with this method.

Alt code Symbol
13
14
Shift States

Configure your keyboard layout in Windows so that you can type all additional symbols you want as easy as any other text. Takes about 5-10 minutes to set things up, but you'll be typing like a boss. You can assign all possible music symbols (♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯) and any other text characters to your keyboard using this technique.

Character Map

CharMap allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. You can input all music note symbols using it.

Mac

Emoji on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch)

How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad (illustrated)How to input Emoji on iOS iPhone, iPod & iPad Simple and beautiful way to discover how to add a virtual keyboard for Emoji symbols visible as small pictures. The keyboard itself is preinstalled on your iOS device, so you don't have to download, or buy anything.

Character Palette

Character Palette allows you to view and use all characters and symbols, including music symbols, available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer.


Linux

From Keyboard

Unicode hex code Symbol Unicode hex code Symbol
2669 266A
266B 266C
266D 266E
266F

There actually are 3 different ways to type symbols on Linux with a keyboard. But only Unicode hex codes can produce music note text symbols. With this method you can type all the music symbols and all the other possible text symbols.

Character map

Character map allows you to view and use all characters and symbols available in all fonts (some examples of fonts are "Arial", "Times New Roman", "Webdings") installed on your computer. It can also help you lookup Unicode codes for entering symbols with keyboard.

HTML code

Following is a list of HTML and JavaScript entities for music note symbols. In Javascript you should write like a = "this \u2669 symbol" if you want to include a special symbol in a string.

HTML entity JS entity Symbol HTML entity JS entity Symbol
♩ \u2669 ♭ \u266d
♪ \u266a ♮ \u266e
♫ \u266b ♯ \u266f
♬ \u266c

Article updated on 2014-07-19 22:37:01