#1
hello. i keep seeing 8va,8vb,15va, and 15vb used in alot of songs, i have no idea what they are or what they do, can someone explain them to me?
#2
There for the standard notation. 8va means you're suppose to play it in octave higher then it's written, 15va means two octaves. 8vb means you play it one octave lower then it's written, 15vb; two octaves.


It's used when the notes are either very high or very low causing them to go far off the staff. Using these expressions prevents confusion, and makes the piece easier to read.
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#3
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There for the standard notation. 8va means you're suppose to play it in octave higher then it's written, 15va means two octaves. 8vb means you play it one octave lower then it's written, 15vb; two octaves.


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#4
yeah but it sounds the same? is it just for writing or what?
oh ok i get it thanks guys
Last edited by rkk94 at Aug 9, 2010,
#6
If you're only reading the tab then just ignore everything that has to do with the notation.