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smaller notes

In the piano score that I'm transcribing I came across these smaller notes in a few measures. I ask:
1. what are they
2. how they can be transcribed respecting the different dimensions
Wishing you a good night/evening/morning, thank you.
Lorenzo

Re: smaller notes

Reply #1
Hard to say, from this small snippet - I'd need to see the complete score to understand this.
How to recreate them: With the Cueheads.ms plugin.

H.M.

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Reply #2
Here is the full score.
It is a spiritual with voice and piano. I've highlighted the affected parts, plus another piece with weird (for me) noteheads.
Thank you.
Lorenzo

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Reply #3
My guess for the weird notehead: hand clapping.
The others: optional soprano.

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Reply #4
I would assume (and do it like that if playing):

- On first page: Foot stomping.
- On second page: Play with right hand, if you can do it (pedal for long sounding notes, maybe using left hand for a note on upper staff).

H.M.

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Reply #5
I understand.  I feel like I can say, "Nothing fundamentally important." 
Thanks to you.
Lorenzo

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Reply #6
H.M. you're right. I missed it was a piano score (+ voice).
It's hard to do hand clapping while playing piano!  :D
I assumed it was a choral score without thinking.

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Reply #7
I think they're just cue notes to tell the pianist what the other performer is singing or playing during the pianist's sustained notes. 

You see cue notes frequently in band music.

The easiest way to write them would be to enter them on a layered staff, blank the noteheads and use Mike's CueHeads.ms tool.  YOu could write them on the same staff as the piano notes, but it's finicky.