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# What is the oval-shaped symbols placed on the staff to represent musical sounds?

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The Oval shaped symbol that is placed on a musical staff represents a whole note, a note with a duration that varies based upon the time signature of the musical piece. A whole note lasts for the equivalent of 1 whole measure so in 4/4 time a whole note lasts four beats 1234 ---------------O-------------------------------- or ____________O_________________

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