In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan goes through an introduction of rhythmic notation. She overviews whole, half, and quarter notes as a preview to different rhythmic notes. By including explanations on stem directions, how to write notes on the staff, and how long each note is held for, Laura gives a beginner's look into rhythm.
A whole note looks like a circle and indicates a note to be held for 4 counts.
A half note looks like a circle connected to a stem and indicates a note to be held for 2 counts.
A quarter note looks like a filled in circle connected to a stem and indicates a note to be held for 1 count.
Combining these notes to add up to four counts per measure creates different rhythmic patterns.
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.