Music symbols include various instruments and musical notes. Unicode has more than 200 musical related symbols. However, you can hardly insert less than 25 symbols on your documents. Remaining symbols are not supported in documents like Word or PowerPoint though they will display on browsers. You can insert these supported symbols on your documents using alt key on your keyboard. Here is a complete list of alt code shortcuts to insert music symbols on Windows based Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Check out complete list of copy paste emoji to insert any emoji symbols in social platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Alt Code Shortcuts for Music Symbols
Below is the list of the music symbol shortcuts you can type using decimal and hexadecimal codes with alt key.
|Music Symbol||Music Symbol Name||Alt + Code (Decimal)||Alt + X (Hex Code)|
|♩||Quarter Note Or Crotchet||Alt + 9833||2669|
|♪||Eighth Note Or Quaver||Alt + 9834||266A|
|♫||Beamed Eighth Notes Or Beamed Quavers||Alt + 9835||266B|
|♬||Beamed Sixteenth Notes Or Beamed Semiquavers||Alt + 9836||266C|
|♭||Music Flat Sign||Alt + 9837||266D|
|♮||Music Natural Sign||Alt + 9838||266E|
|♯||Music Sharp Sign||Alt + 9839||266F|
|🎘||Musical Keyboard with Jacks||Alt + 127896||1F398|
|🎙||Studio Microphone||Alt + 127897||1F399|
|🎚||Level Slider||Alt + 127898||1F39A|
|🎛||Control Knobs||Alt + 127899||1F39B|
|🎜||Beamed Ascending Musical Notes||Alt + 127900||1F39C|
|🎝||Beamed Descending Musical Notes||Alt + 127901||1F39D|
|🎤||Microphone||Alt + 127908||1F3A4|
|🎧||Headphone||Alt + 127911||1F3A7|
|🎵||Musical Note||Alt + 127925||1F3B5|
|🎶||Multiple Musical Note||Alt + 127926||1F3B6|
|🎷||Saxophone||Alt + 127927||1F3B7|
|🎸||Guitar||Alt + 127928||1F3B8|
|🎹||Musical Keyboard||Alt + 127929||1F3B9|
|🎺||Trumpet||Alt + 127930||1F3BA|
|🎻||Violin||Alt + 127931||1F3BB|
|🎼||Musical Score||Alt + 127932||1F3BC|
|📻||Radio||Alt + 128251||1F4FB|
|🥁||Drum||Alt + 129345||1F941|
|🪕||Banjo||Alt + 129685||1FA95|
|🪗||Accordion||Alt + 129687||1FA97|
|🪘||Long Drum||Alt + 129688||1FA98|
1. Insert Music Symbols in Windows
There are two ways to insert music symbols with keyboard shortcuts in Windows based computers.
1.1. Using Alt + Decimal Code Method
Press and hold one of the alt keys and then type the numbers using numeric pad on your keyboard. Example: Alt + 9836 = ♬.
1.2. Using Alt + X Hexadecimal Code Method
Type the code and then hold alt key and press “x”. Example: 1F3B8 + Alt + X = 🎸. This method will only work on Word documents.
2. Typing Music Emoji Symbol
Some Windows computers do not support the above shortcuts. Also, MacBook supports only 4 digits hexadecimal codes with option key like option + 266B. You can’t use 5 digits hexadecimal codes in MacBook. Fortunately, most of these music symbols are part of Unicode emoji that you can insert without keyboard shortcuts.
2.1. Insert Music Emoji in Windows
Follow the below instructions in Windows 10 based computers.
- Press “Win Logo + Semicolon” or “Win Logo + Dot” keys.
- This will open emoji panel as a pop-up.
- Type “music” to filter all music instrument symbols.
- Click on the symbol you need to insert on your document.
Unfortunately, emoji panel is not available in Windows 7 operating system.
2.2. Insert Music Emoji in Mac
As mentioned, you can use 4 digits hexadecimal codes in MacBook by changing the input method to Unicode Hex Input. For example, option + 266A will produce eight note symbol like ♪. Follow the below instructions to insert other emoji symbols.
- Press “Command + Control + Space” to open Character Viewer app.
- Alternatively, you can go to “Edit > Symbols & Emoji” menu from any of the app’s menu bar.
- Type “music” in the search box to filter all music related symbols.
- Click on the symbol to insert on your document.
3. Insert Music Symbols in HTML
If you want to insert these symbols in HTML, you can either use decimal codes or hexadecimal codes in the below example format.
4. Music Symbol Images
4.1. Music Symbols Shortcuts Cheatsheet
Use the below image for offline reference to check all music symbol shortcuts. You can right click and save as the image to your computer.
4.2. Downloadable Music Symbol Images
If you are looking for the images of music symbols, right click on any of the symbol and download to your computer.
I have searched everywhere for the music rest symbols.
No success – do they exist?
I must say this illustrates the mess of computing in the 21st century eh?
I am looking for > repeat sign left repeat sign right <, without using a special font like toccata or fughetta – is there a chance to find that?
Thanks for any advice
Try alt + 119046 for left repeat sign 𝄆 and alt + 119047 for right repeat sign 𝄇.
I was actually looing for symbols for apple music, not this. I am trying to find the alt code for the 🅴 (I copied and pasted that)
I’m using the Alt+X Hexadecimal Method. All the codes starting with 2 are working but the codes starting with 1 are not working. I am using the Microsoft Office Word. Please help me.
We have checked and it works in Windows 10 + Office 365. Make sure you are using the correct hexadecimal codes.
Hi, thanks for these codes!
Have you an idea how I could find a a code table for Turkish signs,
since they don’t use only our flat and sharp…?
thanks for the information
These codes are completely wrong.
Alt + 9833 = i
Alt + 9834 = j
Alt + 9835 = k
Alt + 9836 = l
Alt + 9837 = m
Alt + 9838 = n
Alt + 9839 = o
Alt + 13 = ♪
Alt + 14 = ♫
Not working in which application? Check the app is using UTF-8 character encoding, if you are in Word then try to change the font to Windings and check.
They don’t work in Open Office, Gmail, or when trying to name a sound file either! What good are they?
Alt code works on Windows based documents like Word and PowerPoint. Applications like Gmail uses their own encoding and will not work with alt codes. Some symbols are available as emojis. You can press Win + ; keys to open emoji keyboard and look for music symbols.
New to the blogging environment your codes give me a little more to go on.
Stay in Touch…
None of these worked while trying to post a reply on a website.
These shortcuts are for inserting on documents in Windows and not on websites!!!