Quarter Rest Maestro Font

Musical symbols are written symbols that are used in music notation. The earliest form of musical notation can data back to 2000 B.C in Nippur, Iraq. Since then, many musical notation systems have been developed and used in different periods and countries. Now the most prevalent one throughout the world is the modern music notation system, which originated in European classical music.

The modern music notation uses a five-line staff along with other symbols such as notes, rests, accidentals, key signatures, clefs etc to describe a composition. Musical Symbols. Here we have made a font that consists of most commonly used symbols in modern music notation. Below is a character chart for your reference. For example, when you type letter A in the font tool below, you will get the musical symbol for G clef.

Maestro Character Set

KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
SHIFT+wDouble whole note (Breve)SHIFT+eEighth note - Downstem
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 135Alternate double whole note (Breve)xSixteenth note - Upstem
ALT+0221BreveSHIFT+xSixteenth note - Downstem
wWhole noteALT+0169Small quarter note - Upstem
hHalf note - UpstemALT+0237Small quarter note - Downstem
SHIFT+hHalf note - Downstem;Small eighth note (grace note) - Upstem
qQuarter note - UpstemSHIFT+;Small eighth note (grace note) - Downstem
SHIFT+qQuarter note - DownstemALT+0201Slashed grace note
eEighth note - UpstemALT+0242Small quarter note equals
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
.Augmentation dotlLeft-facing triangle
ALT+0250Half noteheadALT+0231Right-facing triangle
ALT+0207Quarter/Eighth noteheadALT+0173Square
SHIFT+lCircleALT+0208Filled square
ALT+0192Non-pitched noteheadALT+0225Diamond
yTriangleALT+0226Filled diamond
ALT+0209Filled triangle ALT+0194Rectangle
ALT+0198Upside down triangleALT+0180Angled rectangle
ALT+0224Filled upside down triangle
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
jFirst upstem flagText > Inserts > Symbol > 145Second upstem flag (use Petrucci secondary flag setting)
SHIFT+jFirst downstem flagText > Inserts > Symbol > 147Second downstem flag (use Petrucci secondary flag setting)
SHIFT+kSecond upstem flagrSixteenth note upstem flag
ALT+0239Second downstem flagSHIFT+rSixteenth note downstem flag
ALT+0251Second upstem flag (old)ALT+0144Sixteenth note upstem flag (use Petrucci secondary flag setting)
ALT+0240Second downstem flag (old)Text > Inserts > Symbol > 146Sixteenth note downstem flag (use Petrucci secondary flag setting)
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
SHIFT+3SharpALT+0233Small natural
aCourtesy sharpALT+0210Small courtesy natural
SHIFT+iSmall sharpALT+0186Double-flat
[Small courtesy sharpText > Inserts > Symbol > 140Courtesy double-flat
bFlatALT+0211Small courtesy double-flat
SHIFT+aCourtesy flatALT+0220Double-sharp
iSmall flatALT+0129Courtesy double-sharp
SHIFT+[Small courtesy flat]Small courtesy double-sharp
nNaturalALT+0245Quarter tone flat
SHIFT+nCourtesy naturalSHIFT+4Quarter tone sharp
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
ALT+0227Double-whole note restALT+0197Sixteenth (16th) note rest
ALT+0183Whole note restALT+0168Thirty-second (32nd) note rest
ALT+0238Half note restALT+0244Sixty-fourth (64th) note rest
ALT+0206Quarter note restALT+0229One hundred twenty-eighth (128th) note rest
ALT+0228Eighth (8th) note rest
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
ALT+0175Softer than pianississimoSHIFT+zForzando
ALT+0184PianississimoALT+0182Sforzando-pianissimo
ALT+0185PianissimoText > Inserts > Symbol > 130Sforzando-piano
SHIFT+pMezzo pianoALT+0167Sforzando or sforzato
pPianoSHIFT+sSforzando or sforzato
SHIFT+fMezzo forteALT+0141Sforzando
fForteALT+0189m for dynamic combinations
ALT+0196FortissimoText > Inserts > Symbol > 150n for dynamic combinations
ALT+0236FortississimoText > Inserts > Symbol > 142r for dynamic combinations
ALT+0235Louder than fortississimoss for dynamic combinations
ALT+0234Fortepianozz for dynamic combinations
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
.StaccatoSHIFT+`Trill extension
SHIFT+.AccentSHIFT+mMordent, trill extension
ALT+0249Accent with staccato (above note)mMordent, trill extension
ALT+0223Accent with staccato (below note)ALT+0181Mordent, trill extension
SHIFT+6Marcato (above note)ALT+0178Upbow
vMarcato (below note)ALT+0179Downbow
ALT+0171Marcato (above note)SHIFT+tTurn, grupetto
ALT+0216Marcato (below note)ALT+0161Pedal down
'Rounded marcato (above note)SHIFT+8Pedal up
ALT+0174Rounded marcato (below note)gRolled chord or arpeggio
ALT+0172Marcato with staccato (above note)SHIFT+'Caesura, pause, grand pause, or railroad tracks
ALT+0232Marcato with staccato (below note)ALT+0180Harmonic
-TenutooNatural harmonic
ALT+0248Tenuto with staccato (above note)SHIFT+=Augmented
SHIFT+,Tenuto with staccato (below note),Pause or breath mark
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 138Accented tenuto (above note)Text > Inserts > Symbol > 133Pause or breath mark
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 137Accented tenuto (below note)SHIFT+1Measured tremolo
SHIFT+uFermata (above note)SHIFT+2Measured tremolo
uFermata (below note)ALT+0190Unmeasured tremolo
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 131OttavaALT+0219Double ottava
ALT+0195Ottava`Double ottava basso
ALT+0215Ottava bassoALT+0217Trill
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 134Double ottavaSHIFT+`Trill extension
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
SHIFT+5SegnoALT+0243Small slash
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 159SegnoALT+0203Slash
ALT+0222CodaALT+0213Large slash
ALT+0212One-measure repeatSHIFT+\Whole and half note diamond
ALT+0199Two-measure repeat
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
SHIFT+7G or treble clefALT+0230Bass 8va clef
ALT+0160Treble 8va cleftBass 8vb clef
SHIFT+vTreble 8vb clef/Percussion or neutral clef
SHIFT+bC clefText > Inserts > Symbol > 139Percussion or neutral clef
SHIFT+/F or bass clefALT+0214Percussion or neutral clef
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
cCommon time6Number 6
SHIFT+cCut time7Number 7
1Number 18Number 8
2Number 29Number 9
3Number 30Number 0
4Number 4SHIFT+=Plus sign
5Number 5ALT+0246Plus sign
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 132Augmented chordALT+0191Half diminished chord
ALT+0247Diminished chordText > Inserts > Symbol > 177Major chord
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
yCymbal - Closed noteheadSHIFT+yCymbal - Open notehead
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
ALT+0193Small 1Text > Inserts > Symbol > 136Colon for italic numbers
ALT+0170Small 2SHIFT+]Closed parentheses
ALT+0163Small 3SHIFT+9Left parenthesis
ALT+0162Small 4SHIFT+0Right parenthesis
ALT+0176Small 5kDot
ALT+0164Small 6ALT+0200Equal sign
ALT+0166Small 7SHIFT+-Ledger line
ALT+0165Small 8=Staff lines
ALT+0187Small 9\Barline
ALT+0188Small 0ALT+0241Dashed barline
SHIFT+gAcute accent

Maestro Wide Character Set

You can read more about musical symbols here. Create Text Graphics with Musical Font. The following tool will convert your text into graphics using musical font.

Notation
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
ALT+0136Double whole note (Breve)ALT+0204Sixty-fourth note
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 256BreveALT+0194Partial eighth note
ALT+0132Whole noteALT+0205Partial triplet note
ALT+0211Half noteALT+0202Partial sixteenth note
ALT+0140Quarter noteALT+0203Partial sixteenth note
ALT+0137Eighth noteALT+0216Partial sixteenth note
ALT+0217Sixteenth noteALT+0193Partial thirty-second note
ALT+0219Thirty-second note
Accidentals
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 305SharpALT+0206Small natural
ALT+0152Small sharpText > Inserts > Symbol > 299Double-flat
ALT+0175FlatText > Inserts > Symbol > 300Small double-flat
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 263Small flatText > Inserts > Symbol > 302Double-sharp
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 271NaturalALT+0207Small double-sharp
Rests
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 515Whole note restALT+0210Eighth (8th) note rest
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 307Half note restALT+0197Sixteenth (16th) note rest
ALT+0212Quarter note rest
Dynamics
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
ALT+0172PianississimoText > Inserts > Symbol > 293Fortissimo
ALT+0248PianissimoALT+0181Fortississimo
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 294Mezzo pianoText > Inserts > Symbol > 301Sforzando or sforzato
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 273PianoALT+0171r for dynamic combinations
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 296Mezzo forteALT+0134s for dynamic combinations
ALT+0131ForteALT+0165z for dynamic combinations
Numbers
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 289Number 1Text > Inserts > Symbol > 533Number 6
ALT+0128Number 2ALT+0135Number 7
ALT+0139Number 3ALT+0176Number 8
ALT+0155Number 4ALT+0183Number 9
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 532Number 5ALT+0130Number 0
Other Notation Symbols
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 267G or treble clefALT+0170Left parenthesis
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 269C clefALT+0186Right parenthesis
ALT+0184F or bass clefText > Inserts > Symbol > 264Dot for quarter and half notes
ALT+0133SegnoALT+0191Dot for whole notes
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 262CodaALT+0218 Left arrow
ALT+0167 Left bracketALT+0198Right arrow
ALT+0182 Right bracketText > Inserts > Symbol > 2651
2
ALT+0156 Left bracketText > Inserts > Symbol > 2662
3
ALT+0229 Right bracketSHIFT+`3
4
ALT+0199Triplet bracketALT+0177Augmented chord
ALT+0161Top and bottom enclosureALT+0151Diminished chord
ALT+0230Top and bottom enclosureALT+0159Half diminished chord
ALT+0200 Laissez vibrer or let ring (below note)

Maestro Times Character Set

Simply enter your text, select a color and text effect, and hit GENERATE button. You can then save the image, or use the EMBED button to get image links. ENTER FONT SIZE. SELECT AN OUTLINE. The Maestro font was the default music font for Finale versions from 2000 through v26 (in Finale v27.0 the default music font has now become the SMuFL-based Finale Maestro font).

Notation
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
wWhole noteSHIFT+eEighth note - Downstem
hHalf note - UpstemxSixteenth note - Upstem
SHIFT+hHalf note - DownstemSHIFT+xSixteenth note - Downstem
qQuarter note - UpstemALT+0250Half notehead
SHIFT+qQuarter note - DownstemALT+0207Quarter/Eighth notehead
eEighth note - Upstem

Maestro Percussion Character Set

Percussion Characters
KeystrokeCharacterDescriptionKeystrokeCharacterDescription
SHIFT+wDouble whole note (Breve)-Filled upside down triangle
vAlternate double whole note (Breve)SHIFT+-Upside down triangle
SHIFT+vBreve9Filled left-facing triangle
wWhole noteSHIFT+9Left-facing Triangle
SHIFT+5Half notehead8Filled right-facing triangle
SHIFT+eGhost half noteheadSHIFT+8Right-facing triangle
SHIFT+fCross-stick half notehead4Filled upside down left-facing triangle
SHIFT+gStrikethrough half noteheadSHIFT+4Upside down left-facing triangle
SHIFT+hRimshot half notehead0Filled square
5Quarter/Eighth noteheadSHIFT+0Square
eGhost quarter/eighth notehead6Filled rectangle
fCross-stick quarter/eighth noteheadSHIFT+6Rectangle
gStrikethrough quarter/eighth notehead3Filled diamond
hRimshot quarter/eighth noteheadSHIFT+3Diamond
SHIFT+uDouble whole note diamondtAlternative diamond
uWhole and half note diamond7Alternative filled diamond
mSharpSHIFT+7Alternative diamond
aCourtesy sharp2Cymbal closed notehead
lThree quarter tone sharpSHIFT+2Cymbal open notehead
SHIFT+lQuarter tone sharpoCircle
ALT+0194Quarter tone sharpSHIFT+oStrikethrough circle
ALT+0181Half sharp or quarter tone sharppHalf-open
ALT+0152Three quarter tone sharp or one and a half sharpSHIFT+pDamp
SHIFT+mDouble-sharpqDamp
ALT+0129Courtesy double-sharpSHIFT+qDamp
nNaturalxx
SHIFT+nCourtesy naturalyx
kQuarter tone sharpzx
SHIFT+kQuarter tone flatSHIFT+xCenter
bFlatSHIFT+yCenter
SHIFT+aCourtesy flatSHIFT+zCenter
jQuarter tone flatSHIFT+=Plus
SHIFT+jQuarter tone flat/Slash
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 245Quarter tone flatSHIFT+sSlash
SHIFT+bQuarter tone flatSHIFT+/Large slash
iQuarter tone flatsBackslash
SHIFT+iFilled backwards flat and flatrDash
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 186Double-flatc3-string fretboard at nut
Text > Inserts > Symbol > 140Courtesy double-flatSHIFT+c 3-string fretboard
1Filled triangled 4-string fretboard at nut
SHIFT+1TriangleSHIFT+d4-string fretboard

It was modeled after Notaset transfers which were a preferred look of many publishers in the era immediately preceding music notation software.

Maestro’s noteheads aren’t as wide as those in the Engraver font, and its articulations are significantly different.

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