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Reading Music : Introduction P [...]

by
Kenneth Wyrick
- 06/07/2018 00:40:10

Reading Music : Introduction

Peer reviewed by MERLOT

The system of music notation allows us to specify two of the main characteristics of music: the note to be played and its duration. The following pages will show the basic aspects of music reading. We will begin by learning how to specify durations of sound and taking a look at two important concepts: beats (pulsations) and measures.

Beats and Measures
Time Signature
Note Value
Dotted Notes and the Tie
Rests
Values Shorter Than a Beat
Eighth and Sixteenth Notes
Eighth-Note and Sixteenth-Note Rests
Triplets
Beat Unit
Simple and Compound Meters
Reading Musical Notes
An Example
Accidentals
Key Signatures
Keyboard Notes