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.
See figure 2
- A. a musical clef ,this is indicated every time we encounter ourselves with a musical notation sheet.
- B. a time signature ,this is to indicate how many beats per measure(bar) in this case there are 4 beats in the measure
- 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.
- 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.