Value of Notes = 1 Beat 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Quarter Note
Value of Notes = 2 Beats It would be counted likes this. 1-2 3-4 1-2 3-4 Half Note
Clap Along Click on the examples below to hear the rhythm. Clap along with them. The notation is next to the sample to help you along. Example #1 Example #2 Example #3
Value of Notes =4 Beats Whole Note 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 The whole has a value of 4 beats. It would be counted likes this.
Value of Notes = ½ Beat Eighth Note
Clap Along Click on the examples below to hear the rhythm. Clap along with them. The notation is next to the sample to help you along. Example #4 Example #5 Example #6
Ready for more notes? Whole Rest Half Rest Quarter Rest Eighth Rest
Another Time Signature Example #7
Different Types of Tempo GRAVE: Very slow and solemn LARGO: Very slow and broad, with dignity LENTO: Very slow ADAGIO: Very slow and expressive LARGHETTO: Not as slow as LARGO, but slower than ANDANTE ANDANTE: Rather slow, but with a flowing movement ("Walking tempo") ANDANTINO: A little quicker than ANDANTE MODERATO: Moderate speed- not fast, not slow ALLEGRETTO: Light and cheerful, but not as fast as ALLEGRO ALLEGRO: "Merry", quick, lively, bright VIVO: Lively, brisk (usually with ALLEGRO, as ALLEGRO VIVO VIVACE: Vivacious, faster than ALLEGRO PRESTO: Very quick, faster than VIVACE
Moderato Grave Presto Moderato
Expression Pianississimo ppp Very Very Soft Pianissimo pp Very Soft Piano p Soft Mezzo Piano mp Medium Soft Mezzo Forte mf Medium Loud Forte f Loud Fortissimo ff Very Loud Fortississimo fff Very Very Loud ff mf pp
An Example From Beethoven Click on the audio example below to hear Beethoven’s Ode To Joy. Can you hear the expression and change in dynamic?
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