By William Duckworth
Across the world well known composer William Duckworth covers track basics in 14 concise major chapters supplemented through eleven enrichment appendices, providing prolonged assurance in the event you wish extra guide.
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2. The flags on eighth and sixteenth notes always point to the right, no matter which side of the note the stem is on. 3. Notice also that when the stem points down, it is always located to the left of the notehead, and when it points up, it is always on the right. Now try some on your own. Remember to draw examples of the stems both above and below the notes. Regardless of the speed (tempo) at which a piece of music moves, the note value symbols are proportionately related to each other. Thus, if the quarter note receives one pulse, the half note will receive two pulses and the whole note four pulses.
Ledger lines are explained in more detail in Chapter 4. 15 The Keyboard In actual music, however, middle C does not appear, as it does here, in the center of the great staff. Rather, it is located closer to one staff or the other. In piano music, the notes on the treble staff are usually played by the right hand, and the notes on the bass staff are played by the left hand. As shown in the following example, the location of middle C indicates which hand is to play it. In choral music, the location of middle C indicates which voice should sing it.
You will probably know some of these pieces, and that will help you decide whether you are doing them right or not. Begin by saying two measures of the divided pulse (1-and 2-and) aloud before clapping. When you are comfortable with the counting system, also try playing the rhythms on an instrument or keyboard while counting mentally. Remember to always keep the basic pulse steady. “America” “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain” “The Yellow Rose of Texas” For additional practice with counting syllables, see Practice Materials 2-3 at the end of this chapter.