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SmartMusic Finale Garritan MusicXML

Alphabetical Index

This index lists the different MusicXML elements, attributes, and entities.

Each entry includes:

    • The name of the MusicXML feature
    • The XML type for this feature – element, attribute, or entity.
    • The version where this feature was introduced.
    • A brief description of the feature.
Name Type Since Description
abbreviated Attribute 3.1 If yes, use P and S pedal signs instead of Ped and Sost signs
above Attribute 4.0 If yes, doubling is one octave above what is written instead of one octave below
accelerate Attribute 1.0 Accelerate playback at end? Values: yes, no
accent Element 1.0 Horizontal accent
accidental Element 1.0 Notated accidental. Values: sharp, natural, flat, double-sharp, sharp-sharp, flat-flat, natural-sharp, natural-flat, quarter-flat, quarter-sharp, three-quarters-flat, three-quarters-sharp; sharp-down, sharp-up, natural-down, natural-up, flat-down, flat-up, triple-sharp, triple-flat, slash-quarter-sharp, slash-sharp, slash-flat, double-slash-flat, sharp-1, sharp-2, sharp-3, sharp-5, flat-1, flat-2, flat-3, flat-4, sori, and koron added in 3.0; arrow-down, arrow-up, double-sharp-down, double-sharp-up, flat-flat-down, flat-flat-up, and other added in 3.1
accidental-mark Element 1.0 Accidental mark modifying a notation or ornament, such as turns or trills. Values: same as for accidental element
accidental-text Element 2.0 Formatted accidental used by part-name-display and similar elements. Values: same as for accidental element
accord Element 1.1 Individual string tuning for scordatura
accordion-high Element 2.0 Is high section of accordion registration present?
accordion-low Element 2.0 Is low section of accordion registration present?
accordion-middle Element 2.0 Is middle section of accordion registration present? Values: 1, 2, 3
accordion-registration Element 2.0 Accordion registration symbol
actual-notes Element 1.0 How many notes played in given time
additional Attribute 2.0 If “yes”, indicates that this is an added clef (e.g. for cues), not a substitution
after-barline Attribute 3.0 Does a clef at the start of a measure appear after the barline? Values: yes, no
after-jump Attribute 4.0 Is this repeat played after a jump from a da capo or dal segno? Values: yes, no
alter Element 1.0 Chromatic alteration in semitones. May use decimal values for microtones.
alternate Attribute 1.0 Alternate fingering? Values: yes, no
any Element 3.0 Mapping of any instrument sound, solo or ensemble, between its MusicXML ID and an application or library ID
appearance Element 2.0 General graphical settings for music’s final form appearance
approach Attribute 3.0 How the beginning of a compound ornament looks relative to the main part. Values: above, below
arpeggiate Element 1.0 Part of arpeggiated chord
arrangement Attribute 4.0 Display of stacked chords and bass notes. Values: horizontal, vertical, diagonal
arrow Element 3.0 Arrow used for a musical technical indication
arrow-direction Element 3.0 Direction for straight arrow. Values: left, up, right, down, northwest, northeast, southeast, southwest, left right, up down, northwest southeast, northeast southwest, other
arrow-style Element 3.0 Arrow visual style. Values: single, double, filled, hollow, paired, combined, other
arrowhead Element 3.1 Only arrowhead is displayed, not the arrow stem
articulations Element 1.0 Articulations and accents
artificial Element 1.0 Artificial harmonic
attack Attribute 1.0 Offset from starting time for playback, in divisions
attribute Attribute 2.0 Which attribute of an element is supported or not
attributes Element 1.0 Musical information that typically changes at measure boundaries
assess Element 4.0 Overrides default assessment for a specific note
backup Element 1.0 Move backward to coordinate multiple voices in one part
barline Element 1.0 Barline information
barre Element 1.1 Indicate barre chords in a frame
bar-style Element 1.0 Values: regular, dotted, dashed, heavy, light-light, light-heavy, heavy-light, heavy-heavy, none; tick and short added in 2.0
base-pitch Element 1.0 Base pitch for harmonic, not what sounds
bass Element 1.0 Altered bass as in pop music (as opposed to using inversions)
bass-alter Element 1.0 Pitch alteration for bass
bass-separator Element 4.0 Text that separates alternate bass from what precedes it
bass-step Element 1.0 Pitch step for bass
beam Element 1.0 Beam type. Values: begin, continue, end, forward hook, backward hook.
beam-level Entity 1.0 Distinguishes eighth to 1024th beams Values: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 7 and 8 added in 3.0
beater Element 3.0 Pictograms for beaters that do not distinguish materials. Values: bow, chime hammer, coin, finger, fingernail, fist, guiro scraper, hammer, hand, jazz stick, knitting needle, metal hammer, snare stick, spoon mallet, triangle beater, triangle beater plain, wire brush; drum stick, slide brush on gong, and superball added in 3.1
beat-repeat Element 1.0 Beat repeat mark
beats Element 1.0 Time signature numerator
beats Attribute 1.0 How many added beats in the trill / bend
beat-type Element 1.0 Time signature denominator
beat-unit Element 1.0 Metronome beat unit; same values as type element
beat-unit-dot Element 1.0 Metronome beat unit augmentation dot
beat-unit-tied Element 3.1 Metronome beat unit tie
bend Element 1.0 String bends, as in guitar and tab notation
bend-alter Element 1.0 Number of semitones in bend; decimal values for microtones
bend-sound Entity 1.0 Collection of bend playback attributes
bezier Entity 1.0 Collection of Bezier curve attributes
bezier-offset Attribute 1.0 Bezier point: horizontal in divisions. Deprecated in 3.1; use bezier-x instead
bezier-offset2 Attribute 1.0 Outgoing Bezier point for continue type: horizontal in divisions. Deprecated in 3.1; use bezier-x2 instead
bezier-x Attribute 1.0 Bezier point: horizontal in tenths
bezier-x2 Attribute 1.0 Outgoing Bezier point for continue type: horizontal in tenths
bezier-y Attribute 1.0 Bezier point: vertical in tenths
bezier-y2 Attribute 1.0 Outgoing Bezier point for continue type: vertical in tenths
blank-page Attribute 2.0 Number of blank pages to insert before current measure
bookmark Element 1.0 Well-defined target for incoming XLink
bottom-margin Element 1.1 Bottom margin in tenths
bottom-staff Attribute 2.0 Bottom staff for part-symbol element
bracket Attribute 1.0 Show level with brackets? Values: yes, no
bracket Element 1.0 Flexible line and bracket definition, often combined with words
bracket Attribute 2.0 Tuplet bracket displayed in metric relationship? Values: yes, no
bracket Attribute 1.0 Tuplet bracket displayed? Values: yes, no
bracket-degrees Attribute 1.1 All harmony degrees should be in a bracket
brass-bend Element 3.1 Brass notation u-shaped bend symbol
breath-mark Element 1.0 Breath mark. Values: comma, tick, empty string. Text values added in 3.0; salzedo and upbow added in 3.1
caesura Element 1.0 Caesura or railroad tracks. Values: normal, thick, short, curved, single. Text values added in 3.1
cancel Element 1.0 Key signature cancellation
cancel Attribute 2.0 Does key-octave refer to key signature cancellation? Values: yes, no
capo Element 1.0 Capo fret for tablature
cautionary Attribute 1.0 Cautionary accidental? Values: yes, no
chord Element 1.0 Indicates note is an additional chord tone with preceding note
chromatic Element 1.0 Chromatic steps for transposing written to sounding pitch
circular-arrow Element 3.0 Circular arrow direction. Values: clockwise, anticlockwise
clef Element 1.0 Clef
clef-octave-change Element 1.0 Octave difference (e.g. -1 for treble clef used by tenor voice)
coda Element 1.0 Coda sign
coda Attribute 2.0 Place to jump forwards from tocoda with same value
coda Attribute 1.0 Place to jump forwards from tocoda with same value
color Attribute 1.1 Color. Values: hexadecimal RGB triple or ARGB tuple in sRGB color space.
color Entity 1.1 Collection of color attributes
concert-score Element 4.0 Score is displayed in concert pitch
container Element 2.0 Document element for MusicXML container file
creator Element 1.0 Creator, similar to Dublin Core.
credit Element 1.1 Credit that appears on first page of a score
credit-image Element 2.0 Graphical image to be included in credit
credit-symbol Element 3.1 Musical symbol using a canonical SMuFL glyph name within a credit
credit-type Element 3.0 Purpose behind a credit. Standard values: page number, title, subtitle, composer, arranger, lyricist, rights; part name added in 4.0
credit-words Element 1.1 Text portion of a credit, including formatting
cue Element 1.0 Indicates a cue note, written but not played
dacapo Attribute 1.0 Go back to beginning of movement. Value: yes
dalsegno Attribute 1.0 Jump backwards to segno with same value
damp Element 1.0 Harp damping
damp-all Element 1.0 Harp damping for all strings
damper-pedal Attribute 1.0 Damper pedal control. Values: yes, no. Yes is depressed, no is released. Numeric values added in 2.0.
dash-length Attribute 3.0 Length of dashes in a dashed line, in tenths
dashed-circle Attribute 3.1 If yes, indicates dashed circle around the round beater part of a pictogram
dashed-formatting Entity 3.0 Length of dashes and spaces in a dashed line, in tenths
dashes Element 1.0 Dashed line, often used with cresc., dim., and other words
defaults Element 1.1 Collect score-wide defaults, including layout and fonts
default-x Attribute 1.0 Change origin of default horizontal position
default-y Attribute 1.0 Change origin of default vertical position
degree Element 1.0 Add, alter, or subtract individual notes from a harmony
degree-alter Element 1.0 Alteration for degree, relative to dominant if adding: 1 for sharp, -1 for flat, etc.
degree-type Element 1.0 Type of degree aleration. Values: add, alter, subtract
degree-value Element 1.0 Degree of chord being affected: 1 for root, 3 for third, etc.
delayed-inverted-turn Element 3.0 Inverted turn towards end of a note
delayed-turn Element 1.0 Turn towards end of a note
departure Attribute 3.0 How the ending of a compound ornament looks relative to the main part. Values: above, below
detached-legato Element 1.0 Detached legato
diatonic Element 1.0 Diatonic steps for transposing written to sounding pitch
dir Attribute 2.0 Text directionality, similar to W3C Internationalization Tag Set. Values: ltr, rtl, lro, rlo
direction Attribute 1.0 Repeat direction. Values: backward, forward
direction Element 1.0 Musical indication not tied to a particular note
direction Attribute 1.0 Direction of arpeggiation
direction-type Element 1.0 Type of direction; may be combined
directive Attribute 2.0 If yes, use directive-style default-x position, aligned with start of time signature
directive Entity 2.0 Collection of directive attributes
directive Element 1.0 Like directions, but at start of measure. Deprecated in 2.0; use directive attribute instead.
display-octave Element 1.0 What octave would this be if pitched? (If percussion clef, treat as if treble clef)
display-step Element 1.0 What step would this be if pitched? (If percussion clef, treat as if treble clef)
display-text Element 2.0 Portion of formatted text used by part-name-display and similar elements
distance Element 3.0 Standard distance between notation elements, in tenths
divisions Element 1.0 How many divisions per quarter note for a duration
divisions Attribute 2.0 New divisions per quarter note for use with segno and coda
divisions Attribute 1.0 New divisions per quarter note for use with segno and coda
document-attributes Entity 2.0 Collection of attributes for MusicXML document elements
doit Element 1.0 Indeterminate slide up from pitch
dot Element 1.0 Dot of prolongation / augmentation dot
double Element 1.0 Transposition involves doubling one octave down
double-tongue Element 1.0 Double tongue
down-bow Element 1.0 Down bow
duration Element 1.0 Intended nominal (not performance-specific) duration, in divisions
dynamics Element 1.0 Dynamics marking
dynamics Attribute 1.0 Dynamics or MIDI velocity in percentage of default forte value (90 for MIDI)
dynamics Attribute 1.0 MIDI Note On velocity as percentage of default MIDI forte volume of 90
editorial Entity 1.0 Footnote and level elements
editorial Attribute 1.0 Editorial accidental? Values: yes, no
editorial-voice Entity 1.0 Footnote, level, and voice elements
effect Element 3.0 Pictograms for sound effect percussion instruments. Values: anvil, auto horn, bird whistle, cannon, duck call, gun shot, klaxon horn, lions roar, police whistle, siren, slide whistle, thunder sheet, wind machine, wind whistle; lotus flute and megaphone added in 3.1
element Attribute 1.0 Element that has explicit indication of support or no support
element Attribute 2.0 Descendant of next sibling element to use for bookmark or link
elevation Attribute 1.0 3D elevation. Deprecated in 2.0; use elevation element instead.
elevation Element 2.0 3D elevation from -180 to 180; 0 is level, 90 directly above, -90 directly below
elision Element 1.0 Elision symbol for multiple syllables on single note. Text values added in 2.0.
enclosure Attribute 1.1 Enclosure for non-rehearsal mark text. Values: rectangle, oval, none; enclosure-shape entity values added in 3.0
enclosure Attribute 1.1 Enclosure for rehearsal mark. Values: square, circle, none; enclosure-shape entity values added in 3.0
enclosure-shape Entity 3.0 Text enclosures using the enclosure attribute. Values: rectangle, square, oval, circle, bracket, triangle, diamond, none; pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, and decagon added in 3.1; inverted-bracket added in 4.0
encoder Element 1.0 Who did the encoding
encoding Element 1.0 Information about this MusicXML encoding
encoding-date Element 1.0 When the encoding was done, as yyyy-mm-dd date
encoding-description Element 1.0 Description of encoding
end-dynamics Attribute 1.0 MIDI Note Off velocity as percentage of default MIDI forte volume of 90
ending Element 1.0 Multiple endings (e.g. first and second)
end-length Attribute 1.1 Ending jog size in tenths
end-length Attribute 1.0 Bracket jog size in tenths
end-line Element 1.0 End of line for karaoke-style applications
end-paragraph Element 1.0 End of paragraph for karaoke-style applications
ensemble Element 2.0 Performance is intended for a section. Optional numeric value indicates size of section.
ensemble Element 3.0 Mapping of ensemble instrument sound between its MusicXML ID and an application or library ID
except-voice Element 3.1 Indicates a combination of slash and regular notation
extend Element 1.0 Word extension
eyeglasses Element 1.0 Eyeglasses mark
f Element 1.0 f dynamic
falloff Element 1.0 Indeterminate slide down from pitch
fan Attribute 1.1 Fanned beams. Values: accel, rit, none
feature Element 1.0 Feature of this grouping
fermata Element 1.0 Fermata symbol. Text values added in 2.0: normal, angled, square; double-angled, double-square, double-dot, half-curve, and curlew added in 3.1
ff Element 1.0 ff dynamic
fff Element 1.0 fff dynamic
ffff Element 1.0 ffff dynamic
fffff Element 1.0 fffff dynamic
ffffff Element 1.0 ffffff dynamic
fifths Element 1.0 Number of flats or sharps in traditional key signature
figure Element 1.0 Figured bass figure
figured-bass Element 1.0 Figured bass
figure-number Element 1.0 Figured bass number
filled Attribute 1.0 Notehead filled? Values: yes, no.
fine Attribute 1.0 Final note or rest value: duration if numeric, or “yes’ if no duration change
fingering Element 1.0 Fingering indication, typically 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
fingernails Element 1.0 Fingernails for harp notation
first Element 4.0 First of two consecutive notes in a swing ratio
first-beat Attribute 1.0 Percentage of direction for starting a bend
first-fret Element 1.0 Fret shown in top space of frame
flip Element 3.1 Flip symbol used in brass notation
font Entity 1.0 Collection of font attributes
font-family Attribute 1.0 Font family, like CSS. Generic styles are music, serif, sans-serif.
font-size Attribute 1.0 Font size, like CSS – either number or CSS size
font-style Attribute 1.0 Font style, like CSS. Values: normal, italic
font-weight Attribute 1.0 Font weight, like CSS. Values: normal, bold
footnote Element 1.0 Editorial footnote text
for-part Element 4.0 Transposition for a part created from a concert score
forward Element 1.0 Move forward to coordinate multiple voices in one part, as in invisible rest
forward-repeat Attribute 1.0 Forward repeat sign is implied. Value: yes
fp Element 1.0 fp dynamic
frame Element 1.0 Chord frame or fretboard diagram
frame-frets Element 1.0 Size of frame in horizontal spaces
frame-note Element 1.0 Note to include in frame
frame-strings Element 1.0 Size of frame in vertical lines
fret Element 1.0 Fret for tablature / chord symbol: open string is 0
full-note Entity 1.0 Common note elements between cue/grace and regular notes
full-path Attribute 2.0 Path relative to root folder of the zip file
function Element 1.0 Harmony function (e.g. I, V). Deprecated in 4.0; use numeral instead
fz Element 1.0 fz dynamic
glass Element 3.0 Pictrograms for glass percussion instruments. Values: wind chimes; glass harmonica and glass harp added in 3.1
glissando Element 1.0 Rapidly moving from one pitch to another, sounding discrete half steps
glyph Element 3.1 SMuFL glyph to use for semantically identical symbols
golpe Element 3.1 Golpe symbol used for tapping the pick guard in guitar music
grace Element 1.0 Indicates a grace note
group Element 1.0 Indicate purposes for part, e.g. score, parts, sound, data
group-abbreviation Element 1.0 Abbreviated version of group name
group-abbreviation-display Element 2.0 Formatted version of group-abbreviation
group-barline Element 1.0 Common barline for group? Values: yes, no, Mensurstrich
grouping Element 1.0 Grouping for musical analysis
group-name Element 1.0 Full name of group
group-name-display Element 2.0 Formatted version of group-name
group-symbol Element 1.0 How group is indicated in score. Values: none, brace, line, bracket; square added in 3.0
group-time Element 2.0 Displayed time signature should stretch across all parts and staves in group
half-muted Element 3.1 Half-muted symbol
halign Attribute 1.1 Horizontal alignment. Values: left, center, right
halign Entity 1.1 Collection of horizontal alignment attributes
hammer-on Element 1.0 Hammer on (slur up the fretboard)
hand Attribute 3.1 Use SMuFL symbol for which hand to tap. Values: left, right
handbell Element 3.0 Techniques used in handbell and handchime music. Values: damp, echo, gyro, hand martellato, mallet lift, mallet table, martellato, martellato lift, muted martellato, pluck lift, swing; belltree added in 3.1
harmon-closed Element 3.1 Values: closed, half-open, open
harmon-mute Element 3.1 Symbols for harmon mutes in brass notation
harmonic Element 1.0 Natural and artificial harmonics
harmony Element 1.0 Harmony data, used for chord symbols or analysis
harmony-chord Entity 1.0 Harmony chord information; may be stacked in a single harmony element
harp-pedals Element 1.1 Harp pedal diagram
haydn Element 3.1 Haydn ornament
heel Element 1.0 Heel indication for organ pedals
height Attribute 1.1 Frame height in tenths
height Attribute 3.1 Image height in tenths
height Attribute 3.1 Credit image height in tenths
hole Element 3.0 Symbols used for woodwind/brass fingerings and other notations
hole-closed Element 3.0 Is the hole closed, open, or half-open? Values: yes, no, half
hole-shape Element 3.0 Shape of the hole symbol; circle by default
hole-type Element 3.0 What the hole symbol represents in terms of instrument fingering or other techniques
humming Element 1.0 Humming
id Attribute 3.1 Unique ID for clef, key, measure-style, time, and transpose elements
id Attribute 3.1 Unique ID for barline element
id Attribute 1.0 IDREF to score-instrument for midi-instrument element; added to midi-device and play elements in 3.0
id Attribute 3.1 Unique ID for direction, direction-type, harmony, frame, grouping, print, sound elements, as well as children of direction-type elements
id Attribute 1.0 Unique ID for bookmark element
id Attribute 1.0 IDREF to score-instrument for instrument element; added as unique ID for note and 16 other elements in 3.1
id Attribute 1.0 Unique ID for score-part or score-instrument elements; measure, credit, credit-image, credit-symbol, and credit-words added in 3.1
id Attribute 1.0 IDREF to score-part for part element
id Attribute 3.0 Unique ID for sound element
identification Element 1.0 Basic score metadata
image Element 2.0 Graphical image to be included in score
implicit Attribute 1.0 Show measure number never appear here? Values: yes, no
instrument Element 1.0 Which score-instrument to use for this note
instrument-abbreviation Element 1.0 Abbreviated version of instrument name
instrument-change Element 4.0 Change to a virtual instrument sound
instrument-name Element 1.0 Full name of instrument
instruments Element 1.0 Number of instruments per part
instrument-sound Element 3.0 Default timbre for playback; the standard sounds listed in sounds.xml may be used
interchangeable Element 3.0 Second in a pair of dual time signatures
inversion Element 1.0 Inversion for harmony: 0 for root position, 1 for first inversion, etc.
inverted-mordent Element 1.0 Inverted mordent
inverted-turn Element 2.0 Inverted turn
inverted-vertical-turn Element 3.1 Turn with shape arranged vertically from upper right to lower left
ipa Element 3.0 International Phonetic Alphabet sounds for vocal music
isolat1 Entity 1.0 Character entities for ISO Latin-1
isolat2 Entity 1.0 Character entities for ISO Latin-2
justify Attribute 1.0 Justification. Values: left, center, right. In direction.mod in 1.0.
justify Entity 1.1 Collection of justification attributes
key Element 1.0 Key signature
key-accidental Element 3.0 Accidental in non-traditional key signature. Values: same as for accidental element
key-alter Element 1.0 Amount of alteration in non-traditional key signature
key-octave Element 2.0 Which octave does each element of a key signature appear?
key-step Element 1.0 Altered tone in non-traditional key signature
kind Element 1.0 Type of chord. Many values from triads through 13ths.
last-beat Attribute 1.0 Percentage of trill where last beat falls, or percentage of direction for ending a bend
laughing Element 1.0 Laughing
layout-tenths Entity 1.1 Positioning unit in tenths of interline space, used for elements.
left-divider Element 3.0 System separator mark on the left side of the page
left-margin Element 1.1 Left margin in tenths
left-right Entity 2.0 Does one element appear to the left or right of another element? Values: left, right
letter-spacing Attribute 2.0 Text spacing. Values: normal or a number representing ems to add
letter-spacing Entity 2.0 Collection of text spacing attributes
level Element 1.0 Indication of editorial level
level-display Entity 1.1 Collection of parentheses, bracket, and size attributes
line Attribute 1.0 Staff line numbered from bottom to top for staff-tuning
line Element 1.0 Staff line numbered from bottom to top for clefs
line Attribute 1.0 Use line instead of Ped / * signs? Values: yes, no
line-detail Element 4.0 Appearance of a line in the staff
line-end Attribute 1.0 Bracket jog up, down, neither, or arrow? Values: up, down, both, arrow, none
line-height Attribute 2.0 Text leading. Values: normal or a number representing percent of font height to add
line-height Entity 2.0 Collection of text leading attributes
line-length Attribute 3.1 Length of a line character such as a doit. Values: short, medium, long
line-length Entity 3.1 Collection of line length attributes
line-shape Attribute 1.0 Shape of a line character such as a doit. Values: straight, curved
line-shape Entity 1.0 Collection of line shape attributes
line-through Attribute 2.0 Number of text strike-through lines. Values: 0, 1, 2, 3
line-type Attribute 1.0 Type of a line character such as doit. Values: solid, dashed, dotted, wavy
line-type Entity 1.0 Collection of line type attributes
line-width Element 2.0 Width of a line type in tenths
link Element 1.0 Outgoing XLink
link-attributes Entity 1.0 Collection of XLink attributes supported in MusicXML files
listen Element 4.0 Listening data specific to a single note
listening Element 4.0 Listening data that changes application state
location Attribute 2.0 Location of key signature cancellation relative to new key signature. Values: left, right; before-barline added in 3.0
location Attribute 1.0 Barline location. Values: left, right, middle
location Attribute 2.0 Location of first-fret text. Values: left, right
location Attribute 3.0 Which portion of hole is filled in when hole-closed is half? Values: right, bottom, left, top
long Attribute 1.0 Longer mordent appearance? Values: yes, no.
lyric Element 1.0 Text underlay for lyrics
lyric-font Element 1.1 Lyric font
lyric-language Element 1.1 Lyric language for a verse/section/chorus
make-time Attribute 1.0 Divisions to add in order to make time for grace note playback
measure Attribute 3.0 Complete measure rest? Values: yes, no
measure Element 1.0 Higher level element in timewise, lower level in partwise
measure-distance Element 1.1 Horizontal distance from previous measure, as for coda
measure-layout Element 1.1 Measure layout including distance
measure-numbering Element 2.0 How measure numbers are displayed on this part. Values: none, measure, system
measure-repeat Element 1.0 Single or multiple measure repeat mark
measure-style Element 1.0 Special way to print
media-type Attribute 2.0 Type of different top-level root files
member-of Attribute 1.0 Indicate hierarchy within grouping
membrane Element 3.0 Pictograms for membrane percussion instruments. Value: bass drum, bass drum on side, bongos, conga drum, goblet drum, military drum, snare drum, snare drum snares off, tambourine, tenor drum, timbales, tomtom; Chinese tomtom, cuica, Indo-American tomtom, Japanese tomtom, and tabla added in 3.1
metal Element 3.0 Pictograms for metal percussion instruments. Values: almglocken, bell, bell plate, brake drum, Chinese cymbal, cowbell, crash cymbals, crotale, cymbal tongs, domed gong, finger cymbals, flexatone, gong, hi-hat, high-hat cymbals, handbell, sistrum, sizzle cymbal, sleigh bells, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, Vietnamese hat; agogo, bell tree, cencerro, chain rattle, jaw harp, jingle bells, musical saw, shell bells, and tam tam with beater added in 3.1
metronome Element 1.0 Standard metronome marks
metronome-arrows Element 3.1 Arrows displayed around a metric relationship
metronome-beam Element 2.0 Beaming of notes displayed in metric relationship
metronome-dot Element 2.0 Dot displayed in metric relationship
metronome-note Element 2.0 Note displayed in metric relationship
metronome-relation Element 2.0 Relationship symbol between two sets of metronome-note elements. Values: equals
metronome-tied Element 3.1 Tie displayed in metric relationship
metronome-tuplet Element 2.0 Tuplet displayed in metric relationship
metronome-type Element 2.0 Type of note displayed in metric relationship. Values: same as type element
mf Element 1.0 mf dynamic
midi-bank Element 1.0 MIDI bank from 1 to 16, 384
midi-channel Element 1.0 MIDI channel from 1 to 16
midi-device Element 1.0 MIDI DeviceName meta event
midi-instrument Element 1.0 Specify MIDI instrument for score-instrument or sound
midi-name Element 1.0 MIDI ProgramName meta event
midi-program Element 1.0 MIDI program number from 1 to 128
midi-unpitched Element 1.0 For unpitched instruments, MIDI note number from 1 to 128
millimeters Element 1.1 Number of millimeters in scaling ratio
miscellaneous Element 1.0 Collection of metadata not yet specified in the MusicXML format
miscellaneous-field Element 1.0 Individual metadata field
mode Element 1.0 Mode for key signature
mordent Element 1.0 Mordent
movement-number Element 1.0 Number of this movement
movement-title Element 1.0 Title of this movement
mp Element 1.0 mp dynamic
multiple-rest Element 1.0 Multimeasure rest
multiple-rest-always Attribute 4.0 If yes, measure numbering should always be shown on a multiple rest
multiple-rest-range Attribute 4.0 If yes, use a range for multiple rest measure numbers, not just first measure
music-data Entity 1.0 Basic musical data in a MusicXML score
music-font Element 1.1 Music font
mute Element 3.0 Muting for different instruments. Values: on, off, straight, cup, harmon-no-stem, harmon-stem, bucket, plunger, hat, solotone, practice, stop-mute, stop-hand, echo, palm
n Element 3.1 n dynamic
name Attribute 1.0 Name of metadata field
name Attribute 1.0 Name of bookmark or link
name Attribute 1.0 Type of lyric
name Attribute 1.1 Lyric type for lyric font or language
natural Element 1.0 Natural harmonic
new-page Attribute 1.0 Force a page break? Values: yes, no
new-page Attribute 2.0 Is first page of this score different than last page of previous score? Values: yes, no
new-system Attribute 1.0 Force a system break? Values: yes, no
niente Attribute 3.0 Circle at point of the wedge? Values: yes, no
non-arpeggiate Element 1.0 Note is at top or bottom of a bracket indicating not to arpeggiate
non-controlling Attribute 1.0 Does this measure not synchronize with measures in other parts: Values: yes, no
normal-dot Element 1.0 Augmentation dot for normal-type value
normal-notes Element 1.0 How many notes usually occupy this time
normal-type Element 1.0 Type of note for normal-notes value
notations Element 1.0 Musical notations for a note
note Element 1.0 Individual note or rest
notehead Element 1.0 Notehead. Values: slash, triangle, diamond, square, cross, x, circle-x, normal, none; inverted triangle, arrow down, arrow up, slashed, back slashed, do, re, mi, fa, so, la, and ti values added in 1.1; cluster added in 2.0; fa up, circle dot, left triangle, and rectangle added in 3.0; circled and other added in 3.1
notehead-text Element 3.0 Text displayed inside a notehead. Not needed for TAB or jianpu clefs.
note-size Element 2.0 Percentage of regular note size to use for cue, grace, or large notes
number Attribute 1.0 Staff number for attributes. Added to key and time elements in 1.1; added to transpose element in 3.0
number Attribute 1.0 What goes under ending line (e.g. “1”, “1, 2”)
number Attribute 1.0 A number-level value for the wavy-line element
number Attribute 1.0 Used in many elements, usually as a number-level entity; added to pedal element in 3.1
number Attribute 1.1 Staff number for staff-layout.
number Attribute 1.0 Used in many elements, usually as a number-level entity
number Attribute 1.1 Lyric number for font or language
number Attribute 3.0 Size of ensemble
number-level Entity 1.0 Distinguishes concurrent objects. Values: 1 through 6; increased to 1 through 16 in 4.0
number-of-lines Entity 2.0 Number of lines in text decoration. Values: 0, 1, 2, 3
numeral Element 4.0 Roman numeral or Nashville number
numeral-alter Element 4.0 Pitch alteration for numeral root
numeral-fifths Element 4.0 Number of flats or sharps in numeral key
numeral-key Element 4.0 Key used by numeral if different than current key signature
numeral-mode Element 4.0 Scale used to interpret numeral root values
numeral-root Element 4.0 Numeric representation of root. Values: 1 through 7
octave Element 1.0 Octave number. Values: 0 through 9. Octave 4 is octave started by middle C.
octave-change Element 1.0 Octaves for transposing written to sounding pitch
octave-shift Element 1.0 Octave shift up or down from sounding pitch positions
offset Element 1.0 Visual offset from current position, in divisions
open Element 3.1 Circular open symbol
open-string Element 1.0 Open string
optional-unique-id Entity 3.1 Optionally specify an ID for an element that is unique to the entire document
opus Element 1.0 Document element for opus DTD
opus Element 1.0 Link to a parent opus document
opus-link Element 1.0 Link to another opus document
orientation Attribute 1.0 Slur / ties overhand vs. underhand. Values: over, under
orientation Entity 1.0 Collection of orientation attributes
ornaments Element 1.0 Collection of ornaments for a note
other-appearance Element 2.0 Other appearance not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-articulation Element 1.0 Other articulation not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-direction Element 1.0 Other direction not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-dynamics Element 1.0 Text dynamic
other-listen Element 4.0 Note-specific listen data not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-listening Element 4.0 State-changing listening data not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-notation Element 1.0 Notation not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-ornament Element 1.0 Ornament not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-percussion Element 3.0 Percussion pictogram not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-play Element 3.0 Playback technique not yet specified in the MusicXML format
other-technical Element 1.0 Technical indication not yet specified in the MusicXML format
overline Attribute 2.0 Number of text overlines. Values: 0, 1, 2, 3
p Element 1.0 p dynamic
page Attribute 2.0 Page number where credit should appear. First page is 1 and does not take page-number attributes into account.
page-height Element 1.1 Page height in tenths
page-layout Element 1.1 Page layout including height, width, and margins
page-margins Element 1.1 Page margins
page-number Attribute 1.1 Sets the number of a new page
page-width Element 1.1 Page width in tenths
pan Element 2.0 Horizontal pan from -180 to 180; 0 is straight ahead, -90 hard left, 90 hard right
pan Attribute 1.0 Horizontal pan. Deprecated in 2.0; use pan element instead.
parentheses Attribute 1.0 Show level with parentheses? Values: yes, no
parentheses Attribute 1.0 Is metronome mark or stick parenthesized? Values: yes, no. Added to stick element in 3.1.
parentheses Attribute 1.0 Notehead or figured bass in parentheses? Values: yes, no
parentheses-degrees Attribute 1.1 All harmony degrees should be in parentheses
part Element 1.0 Higher level element in partwise, lower level in timewise
part-abbreviation Element 1.0 Abbreviated version of musical part name
part-abbreviation-display Element 2.0 Formatted version of part-abbreviation
part-clef Element 4.0 Clef used for transposition for a part created from a concert score
part-group Element 1.0 Grouping of parts in a score
part-link Element 4.0 Link from a score file to a part file
part-list Element 1.0 List of all the different musical parts in this movement
part-name Element 1.0 Full name of the musical part
part-name-display Element 2.0 Formatted version of part-name
part-symbol Element 2.0 Symbol for a multi-staff part. Values: none, brace, line, bracket; square added in 3.0
part-transpose Element 4.0 Transposition for a part created from a concert score
pedal Element 1.0 Piano pedal marks
pedal-alter Element 1.1 Pitch alteration for harp pedal tuning
pedal-step Element 1.1 Pitch step for harp pedal tuning
pedal-tuning Element 1.1 Harp pedal tuning for pedal diagram
percussion Element 3.0 Percussion pictogram symbols
per-minute Element 1.0 Per minute value, either number or text including numbers
pf Element 3.1 pf dynamic
pitch Element 1.0 Pitch data: combination of step, alteration, and octave
pitched Element 3.0 Pictograms for pitched percussion instruments. Values: chimes, glockenspiel, mallet, marimba, tubular chimes, vibraphone, xylophone; celesta, lithophone, steel drums, and tubaphone added in 3.1
pizzicato Attribute 1.0 Within sound element, start pizzicato for all notes. Values: yes, no
pizzicato Attribute 1.0 Is this single note pizzicato? Values: yes, no
placement Attribute 1.0 Placement relative to another symbol. Values: above, below
placement Entity 1.0 Collection of placement attributes
play Element 3.0 Playback techniques
player Element 4.0 Multiple players per part for listening applications
plop Element 1.0 Indeterminate slide down to pitch
pluck Element 1.1 Plucking fingering on a fretted instrument. Text values added in 2.0. Typical values: p, i, m, a
plus-minus Attribute 2.0 Use plus and minus instead of flat and sharp for harmony degree alteration. Values: yes, no
port Attribute 1.0 Unofficial MIDI 1.0 port / cable number from 1 to 16
position Entity 1.0 Collection of positioning attributes
position Attribute 2.0 Position of descendant element for link or bookmark; first position is 1. Values: numbers
pp Element 1.0 pp dynamic
ppp Element 1.0 ppp dynamic
pppp Element 1.0 pppp dynamic
ppppp Element 1.0 ppppp dynamic
pppppp Element 1.0 pppppp dynamic
pre-bend Element 1.0 Negative bend-alter indicates a pre-bend
prefix Element 1.0 Figured bass prefix
primary Attribute 3.0 Primary choice when multiple mappings exist between MusicXML and application/library sound IDs
principal-voice Element 3.0 Principal and secondary voices
print Element 1.0 Print suggestions
print-dot Attribute 1.0 Should an augmentation dot be printed? Values: yes, no
print-frame Attribute 1.0 Print frame for harmony? Values: yes, no
print-leger Attribute 3.1 Should leger lines be printed? Values: yes, no
print-lyric Attribute 1.1 Should a lyric be printed? Values: yes, no
print-object Attribute 1.0 Should an object be printed? Values: yes, no
print-object Entity 1.1 Collection of print object attributes
printout Entity 1.0 Collection of print / no print attributes
print-spacing Attribute 1.0 Should spacing be left? Values: yes, no
print-spacing Entity 1.1 Collection of print spacing attributes
print-style Entity 1.1 Collection of position, font, and color entitites
pull-off Element 1.0 Pull off (slur down the fretboard)
reference Attribute 1.1 Display-only editorial information? Values: yes, no
rehearsal Element 1.0 Rehearsal mark
relation Element 2.0 Related resource for the music that is encoded. similar to Dublin Core
relative-x Attribute 1.0 Change horizontal position relative to default
relative-y Attribute 1.0 Change vertical position relative to default
release Attribute 1.0 Offset from stopping time for playback, in divisions
release Element 1.0 Negative bend-alter indicates a release
repeat Element 1.0 Repeat marks
repeater Attribute 1.0 Tremolo beams? Values: yes, no. Deprecated in 3.0
rest Element 1.0 Rest or silence
rf Element 1.0 rf dynamic
rfz Element 1.0 rfz dynamic
right-divider Element 3.0 System separator mark on the right side of the page
right-margin Element 1.1 Right margin in tenths
rights Element 1.0 Rights, similar to Dublin Core, including copyright and other notices
root Element 1.0 Root of harmony in terms of pitch, not function
root-alter Element 1.0 Pitch alteration for root
rootfile Element 2.0 Top-level file in a MusicXML container
rootfiles Element 2.0 Starting points for representations of MusicXML score
root-step Element 1.0 Pitch step for root
rotation Attribute 2.0 Rotate text around halign/valign point. Values: numbers from -180 to 180
scaling Element 1.1 Specify how many millimeters are equal to how many tenths
scaling Attribute 4.0 Percentage scaling that applies to notation, vs. scaling of staff line distance
schleifer Element 1.0 German name to avoid conflict with slide element
scoop Element 1.0 Indeterminate slide up to pitch
scordatura Element 1.1 Scordatura string tuning
score Element 1.0 Link to a score within the opus
score-header Entity 1.0 Basic score metadata plus the part-list
score-instrument Element 1.0 How instruments are contained within parts
score-part Element 1.0 How a part is contained in the score
score-partwise Element 1.0 Document element for partwise.dtd
score-timewise Element 1.0 Document element for timewise.dtd
second Element 4.0 Second of two consecutive notes in a swing ratio
second-beat Attribute 1.0 Percentage ot trill where second beat falls
segno Element 1.0 Segno sign
segno Attribute 2.0 Place to jump backwards from dalsegno with same value
segno Attribute 1.0 Place to jump backwards from dalsegno with same value
semi-pitched Element 3.0 Categories of indefinite pitch for percussion. Values: high, medium-high, medium, medium-low, low, very-low
senza-misura Element 1.0 Indicates no time signature; optional element content indicating symbol added in 3.0
separator Attribute 3.0 Arrangement between beats and beat-type values in a time signature. Values: none, horizontal, diagonal, vertical, adjacent
sf Element 1.0 sf dynamic
sffz Element 1.0 sffz dynamic
sfp Element 1.0 sfp dynamic
sfpp Element 1.0 sfpp dynamic
sfz Element 1.0 sfz dynamic
sfzp Element 3.1 sfzp dynamic
shake Element 1.0 Shake
shape Attribute 4.0 Shape of bend symbol. Values: angled, curved
show-frets Attribute 1.0 How to display tablature frets. Values: letters, numbers
show-number Attribute 2.0 Tuplet number(s) displayed in metric relationship? Values: actual, both, none
show-number Attribute 1.0 Tuplet number(s) displayed? Values: actual, both, none
show-type Attribute 1.0 Tuplet type(s) displayed? Values: actual, both, none.
sign Element 1.0 Clef sign. Values: G, F, C, percussion, TAB, none; jianpu added in 3.0; none deprecated in 4.0
sign Attribute 3.0 Ped and * signs are used for pedal? Values: yes, no
size Attribute 2.0 Additional clef symbol size. Values: full, cue, large
size Attribute 1.0 Show level with size? Values: full, cue, large
size Attribute 1.0 Octave shift size: 8 for one octave, 15 for two octaves
size Attribute 1.0 Note size. Values: full, cue; large added in 1.1; grace-cue added in 3.1
slash Element 1.0 Slash notation
slash Attribute 1.0 Grace note slashed? Values: yes, no
slash Attribute 3.0 Turn slashed by a vertical line? Values: yes, no
slash-dot Element 2.0 Definition of beat for beat-repeat and slash
slashes Attribute 1.0 Number of slashes in repeat sign
slash-type Element 2.0 Definition of beat for beat-repeat and slash. Values: same as type element
slide Element 1.0 Rapidly moving from one pitch to another continuously
slur Element 1.0 Note is at beginning, end, or inflection point of slur
smear Element 3.1 Tilde-shaped smear symbol used in brass notation
smufl Attribute 3.1 Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL) character
smufl Entity 3.1 Collection of Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL) attributes
smufl-glyph-name Entity 3.1 SMuFL canonical glyph name
snap-pizzicato Element 1.0 Snap pizzicato
soft-accent Element 3.1 <> soft accent
soft-pedal Attribute 1.0 Soft pedal control. Values: yes, no. Yes is depressed, no is released. Numeric values added in 2.0.
software Element 1.0 Software used for encoding
solo Element 2.0 Performance is intended by a solo instument
solo Element 3.0 Mapping of solo instrument sound between its MusicXML ID and an application or library ID
sostenuto-pedal Attribute 1.0 Sostenuto pedal control. Values: yes, no. Yes is depressed, no is released. Numeric values added in 2.0.
sound Attribute 2.0 Does offset affect playback as well as display? Values: yes, no
sound Element 1.0 Playback suggestions
sound Element 3.0 MusicXML standard sound
sounding-pitch Element 1.0 Sounding pitch for harmonic
sounds Element 3.0 Document element for MusicXML instrument sounds
source Attribute 2.0 URL for image file to be included in score direction
source Attribute 2.0 URL for image file to be included in score credit
source Element 1.0 Source for music that is encoded, similar to Dublin Core
space-length Attribute 3.0 Length of spaces in a dashed line, in tenths
spiccato Element 1.0 Spiccato / stroke articulation
spread Attribute 1.0 Wedge spread in tenths
staccatissimo Element 1.0 Staccatissimo
staccato Element 1.0 Staccato
stack-degrees Attribute 1.1 Stack harmony degree elements above each other
staff Element 1.0 Staff assignment for multi-staff parts
staff-details Element 1.0 Details for different types of staves
staff-distance Element 1.1 Staff distance within a system
staff-divide Element 3.1 Staff division symbols
staff-layout Element 1.1 Staff distances for this part
staff-lines Element 1.0 Number of lines in this staff
staff-size Element 1.1 Size of staff space, in percent of default scaling.
staff-spacing Attribute 1.0 Spacing between part staves, in tenths. Deprecated in 1.1
staff-tuning Element 1.0 Staff tuning for tablature
staff-type Element 1.0 Values: ossia, cue, editorial, regular, alternate
start-note Attribute 1.0 Starting note for playback. Values: upper, main, below
start-stop Entity 1.0 Typically used for type attribute. Values: start, stop
start-stop-continue Entity 1.0 Values: start, stop, continue
start-stop-single Entity 2.0 For notations that can be multi- or single-note. Values: start, stop, single
staves Element 1.0 Number of staves per part
steal-time-following Attribute 1.0 Percentage of time to steal from following note for grace note playback
steal-time-previous Attribute 1.0 Percentage of time to steal from previous note for grace note playback
stem Element 1.0 Stem direction. Values: down, up, none, double.
step Element 1.0 Diatonic pitch step. Values: A, B, C, D, E, F, G
stick Element 3.0 Pictograms where the material in the stick is included
stick-location Element 3.0 Pictograms for location of sticks on cymbals and other instruments. Values: center, rim, cymbal bell, cymbal edge
stick-material Element 3.0 Material for stick pictograms. Values: soft, medium, hard, shaded, x
stick-type Element 3.0 Type of stick for material-specific pictograms. Values: bass drum, double bass drum, timpani, xylophone, yarn; glockenspiel, gum, hammer, superball, and wound added in 3.1
stopped Element 1.0 Stopped
straight Element 4.0 No swing is present
stress Element 2.0 Stress articulation
string Attribute 1.1 String in scordatura accord element: highest string is 1
string Element 1.0 String for tablature / chord symbol: highest string is 1
string-mute Element 3.0 String mute on / string mute off symbols
strong-accent Element 1.0 Vertical accent
substitution Attribute 1.0 Substitute fingering for middle of note? Values: yes, no
substitution Attribute 1.1 Substitute heel or toe in middle of note? Values: yes, no
suffix Element 1.0 Figured bass suffix
supports Element 1.0 Are certain MusicXML elements supported in this encoding? (e.g. stem, beam)
swing Element 4.0 Whether or not to use swing playback
swing-style Element 4.0 Describes style of swing used
swing-type Element 4.0 Note type for swing ratio. Values: eighth, 16th
syllabic Element 1.0 Syllable type for hyphenation. Values: single, begin, end, middle
symbol Attribute 1.0 Time signature symbol. Values: common, cut, single-number, normal; note and dotted-note added in 3.0
symbol Attribute 3.0 Symbol to use to specify a degree. Values: major, minor, augmented, diminished, half-diminished
symbol Attribute 3.0 Symbol for principal voice. Values: Hauptstimme, Nebenstimme, plain, none
symbol Element 3.1 Musical symbol using a canonical SMuFL glyph name, interspersed with text
symbol-formatting Entity 3.1 Common formatting attributes for symbol elements
symbol-size Entity 1.0 Symbol size, such as for notes. Values: full, cue; large added in 1.1; grace-cue added in 3.1
sync Element 4.0 Synchronization style for accompanying a performer
system Attribute 4.0 Is element associated with system rather than staff? Values: only-top, also-top, none
system Attribute 4.0 Is measure numbering associated with system rather than staff? Values: only-top, only-bottom, also-top, also-bottom, none
system-distance Element 1.1 Vertical distance from previous system
system-dividers Element 3.0 System separator marks on left and right sides of the page
system-layout Element 1.1 Left and right margins plus vertical distance
system-margins Element 1.1 System margins relative to page margins, in tenths
tap Element 1.0 Tap on fretboard
technical Element 1.0 Performance indications for individual instruments
tempo Attribute 1.0 Tempo in quarter notes per minute
tenths Entity 1.0 Positioning unit in tenths of interline space, used for attributes.
tenths Element 1.1 Number of tenths in scaling ratio
tenuto Element 1.0 Tenuto
text Attribute 1.1 How harmony kind should be displayed if not using symbols
text Attribute 2.0 How other parts of harmony elements should be displayed if not using symbols
text Element 1.0 Lyric text
text Attribute 3.1 Measure number text allowing repeated numbering within a part
text-decoration Entity 2.0 Collection of text decoration attributes
text-direction Entity 2.0 Collection of text direction attributes, similar to W3C Internationalization Tag Set
text-formatting Entity 2.0 Common formatting attributes for text elements
text-rotation Entity 2.0 Collection of text rotation attributes
text-x Attribute 2.0 Offset for start of ending text relative to start of the ending line
text-y Attribute 2.0 Offset for baseline of ending text relative to start of the ending line
thumb-position Element 1.0 Thumb position
tie Element 1.0 Note is part of a tie for performance purposes
tied Element 1.0 Note appears graphically as part of a tie
tied-type Entity 3.1 Type of tied element. Values: start, stop, continue, let-ring
time Element 1.0 Time signature
time-modification Element 1.0 Time modification for tuplets and other durational changes
time-only Attribute 1.0 Which time in repeated section to apply the sound element
time-only Attribute 1.0 Which time to play a note or tie in a repeated section. Added to tie element in 3.0 and to lyric element in 3.1.
time-relation Element 3.0 Symbol that represents interchangeable aspect of dual time signatures. Values: parentheses, bracket, equals, slash, space, hyphen.
times Attribute 1.0 Number of times repeated section is played
time-separator Entity 3.0 Arrangement between beats and beat-type values in a time signature using the separator attribute
time-symbol Entity 3.0 Time signature display using the symbol attribute
timpani Element 3.0 Timpani pictogram
title Element 1.0 Title of this opus
tocoda Attribute 1.0 Jump forwards to coda with same value
toe Element 1.0 Toe indication for organ pedals
top-bottom Entity 1.0 For vertical shapes. Values: top, bottom
top-margin Element 1.1 Top margin in tenths
top-staff Attribute 2.0 Top staff for part-symbol element
top-system-distance Element 1.1 Vertical distance from top page margin
touching-pitch Element 1.0 Pitch where string is touched for artificial harmonic
transpose Element 1.0 Transposition from written to sounding pitch
tremolo Element 1.1 Single- or double-note tremolo ornament. Double-note added in 2.0.
tremolo-type Entity 3.1 Type of tremolo element. Values: start, stop, single, unmeasured
trill-mark Element 1.0 Trill mark
trill-sound Entity 1.0 Collection of trill playback attributes
trill-step Attribute 1.0 Size of trill playback step. Values: whole, half, unison
triple-tongue Element 1.0 Triple tongue
tuning-alter Element 1.0 Pitch alteration for a staff line. In attributes.mod in 1.0.
tuning-octave Element 1.0 Octave for a staff line. In attributes.mod in 1.0.
tuning-step Element 1.0 Pitch step for a staff line. In attributes.mod in 1.0.
tuplet Element 1.0 Note is at beginning or end of a tuplet
tuplet-actual Element 1.0 Indicates notes actually played
tuplet-dot Element 1.0 Augmentation dot for tuplet-type value
tuplet-normal Element 1.0 Indicates notes usually occupying this time
tuplet-number Element 1.0 Number of tuplet notes
tuplet-type Element 1.0 Type of tuplet notes
turn Element 1.0 Turn
two-note-turn Attribute 1.0 Size of turn at end of trill. Values: whole, half, none
type Attribute 1.0 Measure style type. Values: start, stop
type Attribute 1.0 Ending type. Values: start, stop, discontinue
type Attribute 1.0 Fermata type. Values: upright, inverted
type Attribute 3.0 Playback technique type for other-play element
type Attribute 1.0 Wedge type. Values: crescendo, diminuendo, stop
type Attribute 2.0 Metronome tuplet type. Values: start, stop
type Attribute 1.0 Pedal type. Values: start, stop; change added in 1.1; continue added in 3.0; sostenuto added in 3.1; discontinue and resume added in 4.0
type Attribute 1.0 Used in many elements, usually as start-stop, start-stop-continue, or start-stop-single entity
type Attribute 1.0 Octave shift type. Values: up, down, stop
type Attribute 3.0 String mute type. Values: on, off
type Attribute 1.0 Harmony type. Values: explicit, implied, alternate
type Attribute 2.0 Image MIME type. Typical values: application/postscript, image/gif, image/jpeg, image/png, image/tiff
type Attribute 3.1 Staff division type. Values: down, up, up-down
type Attribute 1.0 Creator type. Standard values added in 2.0: composer, lyricist, arranger
type Attribute 1.0 Rights type. Standard values added in 2.0: music, words, arrangement
type Attribute 2.0 Relation type. Standard values: music, words, arrangement
type Attribute 1.1 Page numbers where layout applies. Values: odd, even, both
type Attribute 2.0 Line width type. Values: beam, bracket, dashes, enclosure, ending, extend, heavy barline, leger, light barline, octave shift, pedal, slur middle, slur tip, staff, stem, tie middle, tie tip, tuplet bracket, wedge
type Attribute 2.0 Note size type. Values: cue, grace, large; grace-cue added in 3.1
type Attribute 3.0 Distance type. Values: hyphen, beam
type Attribute 3.1 Glyph type. Values: quarter-rest, g-clef-ottava-bassa, c-clef, f-clef, percussion-clef, octave-shift-up-8, octave-shift-down-8, octave-shift-continue-8, octave-shift-down-15, octave-shift-up-15, octave-shift-continue-15, octave-shift-down-22, octave-shift-up-22, octave-shift-continue-22
type Element 1.0 Values: 256th, 128th, 64th, 32nd, 16th, eighth, quarter, half, whole, breve, long; 1024th, 512th, and maxima added in 3.0
type Attribute 1.0 Used in many elements, usually as start-stop, start-stop-continue, or start-stop-single entity
type Attribute 1.0 Strong accent direction. Values: up, down
type Attribute 1.0 Non-arpeggiate type. Values: top, bottom
type Attribute 1.0 Part-group type. Values: start, stop
type Attribute 2.0 Credit image MIME type. Typical values: application/postscript, image/gif, image/jpeg, image/png, image/tiff
unbroken Attribute 4.0 If yes, arpeggio continues onto another staff within this part
underline Attribute 2.0 Number of text underlines. Values: 0, 1, 2, 3
unpitched Element 1.0 Musical notes notated on the staff but lacking definite pitch
unplayed Attribute 3.0 What to display above an unplayed string in a frame
unstress Element 2.0 Unstress articulation
up-bow Element 1.0 Up bow
up-down Entity 1.0 For arrow direction. Values: up, down
use-dots Attribute 1.0 Use dots with beat-repeat or slash
use-stems Attribute 1.0 Use stems with slash notation
use-symbols Attribute 1.0 Use 1-bar / 2-bar / 4-bar symbols for multimeasure rests
use-symbols Attribute 1.1 Use harmony symbols rather than letters and numbers
valign Attribute 1.1 Vertical alignment for text or images
valign Entity 1.1 Vertical alignment for text.  Values: top, middle, bottom, baseline
valign-image Entity 2.0 Vertical alignment for images.  Values: top, middle, bottom
value Attribute 2.0 Which value of an element or attribute is supported or not
version Attribute 1.1 MusicXML format version. Added to opus element in 2.0.
vertical-turn Element 3.0 Turn with shape arranged vertically from upper left to lower right
virtual-instrument Element 3.0 Specific virtual instrument used for an instrument sound
virtual-library Element 3.0 Virtual instrument library name
virtual-name Element 3.0 Library-specific name for virtual instrument
voice Element 1.0 Distinguish musical voice
volume Element 2.0 MIDI channel volume as percentage of maximum. Values: 0 to 100
wait Element 4.0 Accompaniment should wait for a performer here
wavy-line Element 1.0 Wavy line symbol
wedge Element 1.0 Crescendo / diminuendo wedges
width Attribute 1.1 Frame width in tenths
width Attribute 3.1 Image width in tenths
width Attribute 1.1 Measure width in tenths
width Attribute 3.1 Credit image width in tenths
winged Attribute 3.0 Does repeat have winged extensions? Values: none, straight, curved, double-straight, double-curved
with-bar Element 1.0 Bend is done at bridge with whammy or vibrato bar
wood Element 3.0 Pictograms for wood percussion instruments. Values: board clapper, cabasa, castanets, claves, guiro, log drum, maraca, maracas, ratchet, sandpaper blocks, slit drum, temple block, vibraslap, wood block; bamboo scraper, castanets with handle, football rattle, quijada, rainstick, reco-reco, and whip added in 3.1
word-font Element 1.1 Font for words and other non-lyric text
words Element 1.0 Text direction
work Element 1.0 Information regarding the overall work
work-number Element 1.0 Number of work
work-title Element 1.0 Title of work
xlink.ns Entity 1.0 XLink namespace
xlink:actuate Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 actuate. Values: onRequest, onLoad, other, none
xlink:href Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 href
xlink:role Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 role
xlink:show Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 show. Values: new, replace, embed, other, none
xlink:title Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 title
xlink:type Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 type. Value: simple
xml:lang Attribute 1.0 Language for directives
xml:lang Attribute 1.0 Language for words, credit-words, and other text elements
xml:lang Attribute 1.1 Language for rehearsal marks
xml:lang Attribute 1.0 Language for lyric text
xml:lang Attribute 1.1 Default lyric language
xml:space Attribute 3.0 Whitespace handling for formatted text
xmlns:xlink Attribute 1.0 XLink 1.0 namespace. Value: %xlink.ns;
yes-no Entity 1.0 For boolean-like attributes. Values: yes, no
yes-no-number Entity 2.0 For attributes that can be boolean or numeric. Values: yes, no, and numbers
yyyy-mm-dd Entity 1.0 Calendar dates in ISO 8601 format