MEI.cmn Common Music Notation (CMN) repertoire component declarations.
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.
oStaff A staff that holds an alternative passage which may be played instead of
the original material.
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.edittrans Editorial and transcriptional component declarations.
abbr A generic element for 1) a shortened form of a word, including an acronym
or 2) a shorthand notation.
add Marks an addition to the text.
corr Contains the correct form of an apparent erroneous passage.
damage Contains an area of damage to the physical medium.
del Contains information deleted, marked as deleted, or otherwise indicated as
superfluous or spurious in the copy text by an author, scribe, annotator, or corrector.
expan Contains the expansion of an abbreviation.
orig Contains material which is marked as following the original, rather than
being normalized or corrected.
reg Contains material which has been regularized or normalized in some
restore Indicates restoration of material to an earlier state by cancellation of an editorial
authorial marking or instruction.
sic Contains apparently incorrect or inaccurate material.
supplied Contains material supplied by the transcriber or editor for any reason.
unclear Contains material that cannot be transcribed with certainty because it is illegible
inaudible in the source.
MEI.neumes Neume repertoire component declarations.
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.
ending Alternative ending for a repeated passage of music; i.e., prima volta, seconda volta,
part An alternative visual rendition of the score from the point of view of a particular
performer (or group of performers).
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
staffGrp A group of bracketed or braced staves.