Whole Notes and Half Notes

Now that the positions are learned, we can move on to reading notes. In this lesson you will learn what are whole notes  half notes and quarter notes.


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  1. A. a musical clef ,this is indicated every time we encounter ourselves with a musical notation sheet.
  2. B. a time signature ,this is to indicate how many beats per measure(bar) in this case there are 4 beats in the measure
  3. C. a measure ,in the measure you will find the notes written ,every bar has a amount of beats in this case because of the time signature this will indicate that in this measure there are 4 beats.
  4. D. Bar line(measure line) here the measure ends we begin with by counting at the beginning of the measure 1,2,3,4 after the 4 we begin again at one which indicates another new set of four beats.

See the numbers below of the measures for example.

Note: You can also find measures of 3 beats or 2 beats or even 5 or 7, possibilities are endless for this example we are using a 4/4 time signature.


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