I'm writing a document using \documentclass{tufte-book}

How can I insert in a text special characters specific to music (rhythm cells corresponding to : double eighth note, two eighth notes, black). What is the corresponding package ?

Thank you in advance for the answer.

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    ctan.org/topic/music ... Probably LATEX4Musicians is a good point to start with these packages (really I have no idea about).
    – Fran
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 10:23
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    There are several possibilities, the easiest being a symbol package like wasysym. See martin-thoma.com/how-to-write-music-with-latex for an overview.
    – Marijn
    Commented Mar 9, 2020 at 11:46
  • Please, can you write an example to understand better your question using an image?
    – Sebastiano
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 22:00
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    @Sebastiano My problem is solved, I will add as soon as possible a MWE to present the solution. Thanks!
    – Phil8544
    Commented Jul 9, 2020 at 8:51

1 Answer 1


This is the solution to insert musical rhythms in a text:




the package musicography allows the insertion of rhythms cells as the following example \musSixteenth\ \musCorchea \musCorchea\ \musQuarter\ .


The result is as follows: enter image description here

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    You can use \musEighth instead of \musCorchea if you're thinking in modern note names (same result). Commented Mar 19, 2021 at 16:14

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