Does a Flat, Sharp, or Natural Sign Last the Whole Measure?

In a measure, if the flat, sharp, or neutral symbol is for just a note, is it just for that note in the measure, or for every letter? This might be confusing so I made an example. Pretend the B is on the middle line for clef. It has a neutral/sharp/flat sign next to it. Is it just for that note, or does the notes that come after it count too? and does it count for all the B's on the other lines?


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The "accidental" (a sharp, flat or natural not in the key sig nature)applies to all notes in the measure which are on the same staff position.


Lynne

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Oct 25, 2015
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wrong answer
by: bach

the octaves are NOT affected by accidentals as originally answered is correct. I suggest somebody go review definitions!!!!!!!!! Stop correcting answers with bum dope!

Jun 19, 2009
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by: Anonymous

oh ok, so if its a sharp/flat/neutral, whatever's in that measure its just for that note that's on that line right? it doesn't count for any other letters, like a higher B or lower B? just that middle B correct?

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Absolutely correct!

Feb 13, 2014
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by: Anonymous

what if there is a slur

Jun 22, 2015
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UGGGGGG
by: Anonymous

no no no! a flat, sharp or natural sign lasts the whole measure if it is on the middle note it also applys to the high and low versians of that note as well.

Oct 11, 2015
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Wow.
by: Anonymous

it definitely applies to every octave version of that same note within the measure. I just happened to stumble upon this and i just had to second the fact that the original answer is so very wrong.

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