Basic Music Rhythms Instructor: Jennifer Harrisjenniferharris2@u.boisestate.edu (515)###-####
Objectives• 3A. Identifies standard symbols used to notate meter (e.g., 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 time signatures, rhythm (e.g., whole, half, dotted half, quarter, eighth notes, and rests), pitch (e.g., notes in treble clef), and dynamics (e.g., p, f, <,>) in simple patterns – Focus of this lesson is on reading rhythmic symbols • Specifically: quarter note, eighth notes, sixteenth notes in 4/4 time
Rhythms Are Multiple Beats & Fractions of the BeatThe following image is an excellent representation of how the largest note value,a whole note, is broken down to multiple fractional levels. http://youtu.be/9cbAOM_sSuQ
Bar Lines and Measures• Music is divided by bar lines, vertical lines that run through the music• The music between the bar lines is called a measure
How many measures do you see in the song below?
Quarter Note• The quarter note’s duration (amount of time held) for this lesson is one beat• When counting quarter notes, each note gets a single numbered count
Practice• Try keeping the beat by tapping a surface while you count each note.
Eighth Notes• Each eighth note’s duration is ½ a beat, therefore 2 eighth notes add up to one quarter note (one beat)• When counting pairs of eighth notes, we say the number for the first eighth note, and & for the second
Sixteenth Notes• Each sixteenth note’s duration is ¼ a beat, therefore 2 sixteenth notes add up to one eighth note, and 4 sixteenth notes add up to one quarter note (one beat)• When counting groups of sixteenth notes, we say the number for the first sixteenth note, E for the second, & for the third, and a (uh) for the last
Where duration (length of time the note isheld) is concerned, all of these notes arethe same duration when if paired correctly. http://youtu.be/4hpNlh_pj0Y
Assignment• Choose one of the 4 options shared with you via Google Docs• Use the Google Drawings or another program such as – Microsoft Paint – http://www.sumopaint.com/www/ – http://pixlr.com/editor/ – Your choice• Draw/write in the counting for one of the examples below.• You will receive one extra credit point for every extra song you complete
Assignment Option #4• Find your own short song which only includes quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes.• Email the name of the song to the instructor by Wednesday for approval: email@example.com