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.