IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT CHROMATIC HAND
There are many variations of chromatic hand signs.
Since they were not included as part of the original
diatonic set, teachers have more or less developed
After much research,
seeking advice from experts who use hand signs
and considered decision-making, we chose chromatics that seem to be
the most widely used and the easiest for children to make with their
For teachers who use two
hands (one hand pointing down next to the diatonic hand sign)
we decided on a "down arrow" to represent the second hand. The arrow
should be typed right before the diatonic which
is to be lowered.
(We also included
an "up arrow" for you to use.)