In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan continues her introduction to rhythmic notation. She opens the video with an explanation of dotted notes, including dotted half, quarter, and eighth notes. Laura then transitions into shorter notes, including sixteenth and thirty-second notes.
A dot next to a note adds HALF of that note's value to itself. Dotted half note = 3 counts while a dotted quarter note = 1 and 1/2 counts.
An eighth note looks like a quarter note with a flag attached to the stem of the note. It is worth 1/2 of a quarter note.
A sixteenth note looks like an eighth note with 2 flags attached to the stem of the note. It is worth 1/2 of an eighth note.
A thirty second note looks like a sixteenth note with 3 flags attached to the stem of the note. It is worth 1/2 of a sixteenth note.
Rhythmic Notation, Continued
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book breaks down a difficult subject in a simple way—even for those who think they have no rhythm or consider themselves tone deaf. With clear, concise language, it explains everything from bass-clef basics to confusing codas. This new edition includes: a brand-new CD, a comprehensive ear-training section, musical examples of intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms, and aural exercises so readers can test their ear training and transcription skills.
Authors: Andrew Surmani, Karen Surami, Morton Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
This book is an all-in-one theory course which you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units. Answers are included in the back of the book for all exercises, ear training and review.