Asked • 03/19/19

Musical notation in languages with right-to-left writing?

How does musical notation in languages that use right-to-left writing direction (such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu, Yiddish) look like? Is it right-to-left too? If not (i.e. if they use the same European left-to-right notation), how do they manage to write the song lyrics under the staff to specify which syllable to sing on which note?

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J.D. A. answered • 03/26/19

Genealogist & Historical Researcher

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