The <unpitched> element
Parent element: <note>
The <unpitched> element represents notes that are notated on the staff but lack definite pitch, such as unpitched percussion and speaking voice. If the child elements are not present, the note is placed on the middle line of the staff. This is generally used with a one-line staff. Notes in percussion clef should always use an <unpitched> element rather than a <pitch> element.
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This element is used in the following examples: