MEI.cmn Common Music Notation (CMN) repertoire component declarations.
beam A container for a series of explicitly beamed events that begins and ends entirely
graceGrp A container for a sequence of grace notes.
measure Unit of musical time consisting of a fixed number of note values of a given type,
determined by the prevailing meter, and delimited in musical notation by bar lines.
oLayer (ossia layer) – A layer that contains an alternative to material in another layer.
oStaff (ossia staff) – A staff that holds an alternative passage which may be played instead
the original material.
tuplet A group of notes with "irregular" (sometimes called "irrational") rhythmic values,
example, three notes in the time normally occupied by two or nine in the time of five.
MEI.critapp Critical apparatus component declarations.
lem (lemma) – Contains the lemma, or base text, of a textual variation.
rdg (reading) – Contains a single reading within a textual variation.
MEI.drama Dramatic text component declarations.
sp (speech) – Contains an individual speech in a performance text.
MEI.lyrics Lyrics component declarations.
refrain Recurring lyrics, especially at the end of each verse or stanza of a poem or song
verse Division of a poem or song lyrics, sometimes having a fixed length, meter or rhyme
volta Sung text for a specific iteration of a repeated section of music.
MEI.mensural Mensural repertoire component declarations.
ligature A mensural notation symbol that combines two or more notes into a single sign.
MEI.neumes Neume repertoire component declarations.
nc Sign representing a single pitched event, although the exact pitch may not be
ncGrp Collection of one or more neume components.
neume Sign representing one or more musical pitches.
syllable Neume notation can be thought of as "neumed text". Therefore, the syllable element
provides high-level organization in this repertoire.
MEI.shared Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
chord A simultaneous sounding of two or more notes in the same layer *with the same
ending Alternative ending for a repeated passage of music; i.e., prima volta, seconda volta,
layer An independent stream of events on a staff.
note A single pitched event.
part An alternative visual rendition of the score from the point of view of a particular
performer (or group of performers).
pgFoot (page footer) – A running footer on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override
running footer on individual pages.
pgFoot2 (page footer 2) – A running footer on the pages following the first.
pgHead (page header) – A running header on the first page. Also, used to temporarily override
running header on individual pages.
pgHead2 (page header 2) – A running header on the pages following the first.
rest A non-sounding event found in the source being transcribed.
score Full score view of the musical content.
staff A group of equidistant horizontal lines on which notes are placed in order to represent
pitch or a grouping element for individual 'strands' of notes, rests, etc. that may
or may not
actually be rendered on staff lines; that is, both diastematic and non-diastematic
syl (syllable) – Individual lyric syllable.