Definition and background:
(1) slash through the stem of a note means play an equal duration of eighth notes (2) two slashes indicate sixteenths, three indicate thirty seconds, etc (3) slashes through an octave chord indicate to alternate the notes of the octave (4) one or more large percent signs following a series of notes means to repeat the same thing (5) the word "segue" written above or below a chord means to play it broken
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