German Music Notation
If you ever find yourself with music that is transcribed in German or from Germany – here is a translation of their method of notating (accordion) music.
Hope this helps. I still get confused with H and with Large C and small C!!!!!
German bass notation
- E = single E (counter)
- C = single C (fundamental)
- c = chord C (major chord)
- cm = chord Cm (minor chord)
- c7 = chord C7 (7th chord)
- cv = chord Cdim (diminished chord)
German sharp (#) and flat (b) notation
- is instead of # and es instead of b
- samples: Cis=C#, Gis=G#, Ces=Cb, Ges=Gb
- exceptions: H=B, B=Bb, Es=Eb, As=Ab