First Edition

Fundamentals of
Music: Music
Education
By Elle Dragos and
Jordan Lowery
User Guide
This eBook was created
by Jordan Lowery and
Elle Dragos as an
introduction to music
fundamentals for
elementary...
Chapter 1:

Introduction to Music

1

The basics used to learn
music are beat/time,
rhythm, solfege, and notes.
In this bo...
The Basics:
Everything you will learn
in this book!
http://mdmoodle.sd735.org/pluginfile.php/1490/course/section/3129/Music...
Chapter 2: Beat
and Time

2

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Beat
A beat in music is the
steady pulse in. You can
tap the beat with your
hands against your legs,
clap, or tap your toe...
Time Signatures
A time signature tells
you what the beat of a
song will be.

Click on the link below to visit a site that
...
7
Chapter 3: Rhythm

3

http://ak9.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/2299055/preview/stock-footage-music-notes-flowing-in-rainbow...
Rhythm
The rhythm of a song is
the way the words go.
Any easy way to think of
rhythm is to think of how
the song flows and
...
Rhythm
Game!
Click the link below to play a game
about rhythm.

http://www.classicsforkids.com/ga
mes/rhythm/rhythm.html

...
Chapter 4: Solfege

4

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Solfege

The Scale
Do

Solfege is a scale in music that gives short names to
different notes, or sounds. The scale also ha...
Do

Click below to hear Do!

13
Re

Click below to hear Re!

14
Mi

Click below to hear Mi!

15
Fa

Click below to hear Fa!

16
Sol

Click below to hear Sol!

17
La

Click below to hear La!

18
Ti

Click below to hear Ti!

19
Chapter 5: Rhythm
Syllables and Notes

5

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Rhythm Syllables
and Notes

Rhythm Syllables for each note:

Rhythm syllables are
the names we give to
the different types...
Whole
Note

This note has 4 beats.

22
This note has 2 beats.

Half
Note
23
Quarter
Note

This note has 1 beat.

24
Eighth
Notes

This note has a half of a
beat per note.

25
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  1. 1. First Edition Fundamentals of Music: Music Education By Elle Dragos and Jordan Lowery
  2. 2. User Guide This eBook was created by Jordan Lowery and Elle Dragos as an introduction to music fundamentals for elementary students. This book could be helpful to anyone who is just learning music, as well. http://anniejenningspr.com/jenningswire/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/bigstock-Music-Band-Of-Four-Little-Kids-15116387.jpg
  3. 3. Chapter 1: Introduction to Music 1 The basics used to learn music are beat/time, rhythm, solfege, and notes. In this book you will learn about all of the basics, and be able to use them. http://pages.oprius.com/8ZD3T/ctb%20image.jpg Get ready to learn and sing, because this book is all about MUSIC!
  4. 4. The Basics: Everything you will learn in this book! http://mdmoodle.sd735.org/pluginfile.php/1490/course/section/3129/Music%20class.jpg 1.Beat and Time 2.Rhythm 3.Solfege 4.Notes Music is all around you, all the time! You hear music at home, in the grocery store, in the car, at school, and many more places. Music is made up of sounds that you can make with your mouth, your hands, and instruments. All you need is a beat and some notes to make any kind of music you want. In this book we will learn about beat/rhythm, time signatures, notes/solfege, and other musical terms. Let’s get started so you can start making music! 3
  5. 5. Chapter 2: Beat and Time 2 http://www.taohealingcenters.org/images/blog/2013/clapping-hands.jpg
  6. 6. Beat A beat in music is the steady pulse in. You can tap the beat with your hands against your legs, clap, or tap your toes to keep a steady rhythm. http://greatist.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_main/public/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Deskercises_Twinkle-Toe.jpg?itok=mjoKnKX3 5
  7. 7. Time Signatures A time signature tells you what the beat of a song will be. Click on the link below to visit a site that will let you listen to different beats in different time signatures. http://www.classicsforkids.com/teachers/tr aining/terms.asp?id=301 6
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  9. 9. Chapter 3: Rhythm 3 http://ak9.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/2299055/preview/stock-footage-music-notes-flowing-in-rainbow-colors-on-white-background-seamless-animation-hd.jpg
  10. 10. Rhythm The rhythm of a song is the way the words go. Any easy way to think of rhythm is to think of how the song flows and sounds to you. Here is a chart of notes and rests that help to make the rhythm of a song. You will learn more about what the notes mean in the next chapter! http://bethsmusicnotes.blogspot.com/2012/10/note-rest-chart.html 9
  11. 11. Rhythm Game! Click the link below to play a game about rhythm. http://www.classicsforkids.com/ga mes/rhythm/rhythm.html 10
  12. 12. Chapter 4: Solfege 4 http://christophergkeene.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/kodalysolly.png
  13. 13. Solfege The Scale Do Solfege is a scale in music that gives short names to different notes, or sounds. The scale also has hand signs, and is used as a warm-up in singing and playing instruments. http://www.classicsforkids.com/teachers/training/handsigns.asp Dohttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/1691rJpSkpZ0ve2rWTl1lB TZxDSw46gDnYP33_B0XC_4PGsNpU5pXMm2tFoO9yXAT_l6 BC5NhT2nyKmj0cg9Ek1yuHcatM3Wxk3jFuoHntJuREPPINaFh DE-7g 12
  14. 14. Do Click below to hear Do! 13
  15. 15. Re Click below to hear Re! 14
  16. 16. Mi Click below to hear Mi! 15
  17. 17. Fa Click below to hear Fa! 16
  18. 18. Sol Click below to hear Sol! 17
  19. 19. La Click below to hear La! 18
  20. 20. Ti Click below to hear Ti! 19
  21. 21. Chapter 5: Rhythm Syllables and Notes 5 http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/digifuture/digifuture1009/digifuture100900057/7716591-colorful-music-notes.jpg
  22. 22. Rhythm Syllables and Notes Rhythm Syllables for each note: Rhythm syllables are the names we give to the different types of musical notes, which are whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and two-eighth notes. You will learn about 4 types of notes. http://www.letsplaykidsmusic.com/music-note-values/ 21
  23. 23. Whole Note This note has 4 beats. 22
  24. 24. This note has 2 beats. Half Note 23
  25. 25. Quarter Note This note has 1 beat. 24
  26. 26. Eighth Notes This note has a half of a beat per note. 25

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