Piano theory about musical abbreviations

Abbreviations are a means of writing musical passages and notes in a curtailed form. There is a great variety of abbreviations, a few of which we will explain. The following
musical abbreviations
is played in this manner:
eight abbreviations
The stroke across the stem of the half note and the chord, means that both are to be played as eighth notes; inasmuch as 4-8 make a 1-2, each is to be repeated four times. Notes of smaller value, if abbreviated, are written thus :
piano abbreviations on staff
and are played in this wise :
sixtheen-abbreviations
Notes written like these
abbreviation
are played thus
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Octaves and chords when written in this manner:
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are played as follows:
musical abbreviations on staff

Tremolo abbreviations for pianists

Often the word tremolo is added. This term means that octaves or chords are to be played in a trembling or tremulous manner, as fast as possible. This explains the above abbreviation.
Notes with dots over or under them
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are to be played thus
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or if written in this manner
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they should be played as triplets, namely thus:
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Chords or notes with a 6 over or under them should be repeated six times. This
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is to be played thus:
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Other piano music abbreviations

The following abbreviation sometimes occurs:
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which is to be played in this wise
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The following sign means that the passage or group of notes that preceded it should be repeated.
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is to be played in this manner

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