How is Music Written?<br />Carla Piper, Ed. D.<br />
Writing the Sounds of Music<br />Rhythm <br />Melody<br />Harmony<br />
The Staff - Rhythm<br />Divided into Equal Parts<br />Musical Timeline<br />Beginning to End<br />Start<br />Finish<br />B...
Time Signature<br />4 counts in each measure<br />Quarter note (1/4) gets 1 count<br />Time Signature<br />4<br />1  2  3 ...
Quarter Notes<br />4 counts in each measure<br />Quarter note gets one count<br />1  2  3  4<br />1  2  3  4<br />Time Sig...
Rhythm<br />Whole Note – long sound - 4 beats long<br />Half Note – medium length - 2 beats long<br />Quarter Note – mediu...
Staff Shows Pitch:High and Low Tones <br />From bottom to top shows the pitch of the sound:Low to High Sounds<br />High So...
The Staff - Melody<br />5 Lines and 4 Spaces<br />Tells Pitch of Tone<br />Low to High Pitch<br />Low<br />High<br />5<br ...
The Musical Alphabet<br />a b c d e f g<br />Lines – e g b d f<br />Spaces – f a c e<br />Treble Clef Sign<br />f<br />e<b...
Musical Notes on the Staff<br />4<br />4<br />CDEF  GABC<br />C     D     E      F      G     A    B      C<br />
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  1. 1. How is Music Written?<br />Carla Piper, Ed. D.<br />
  2. 2. Writing the Sounds of Music<br />Rhythm <br />Melody<br />Harmony<br />
  3. 3. The Staff - Rhythm<br />Divided into Equal Parts<br />Musical Timeline<br />Beginning to End<br />Start<br />Finish<br />Bar Line<br />Measure<br />Measure<br />
  4. 4. Time Signature<br />4 counts in each measure<br />Quarter note (1/4) gets 1 count<br />Time Signature<br />4<br />1 2 3 4<br />1 2 3 4<br />4<br />Time Signature<br />Bar Line<br />Measure<br />
  5. 5. Quarter Notes<br />4 counts in each measure<br />Quarter note gets one count<br />1 2 3 4<br />1 2 3 4<br />Time Signature<br />Bar Lines<br />Double Bar Line<br />
  6. 6. Rhythm<br />Whole Note – long sound - 4 beats long<br />Half Note – medium length - 2 beats long<br />Quarter Note – medium walking sound – 1 beat long<br />Eighth Note – short or fast running sound – ½ beat long<br />
  7. 7. Staff Shows Pitch:High and Low Tones <br />From bottom to top shows the pitch of the sound:Low to High Sounds<br />High Sounds<br />Low Sounds<br />Musical notes written on 5 lines and 4 spaces called the staff.<br />
  8. 8. The Staff - Melody<br />5 Lines and 4 Spaces<br />Tells Pitch of Tone<br />Low to High Pitch<br />Low<br />High<br />5<br />4<br />4<br />3<br />3<br />2<br />2<br />1<br />Lines<br />Spaces<br />1<br />
  9. 9. The Musical Alphabet<br />a b c d e f g<br />Lines – e g b d f<br />Spaces – f a c e<br />Treble Clef Sign<br />f<br />e<br />d<br />c<br />b<br />a<br />g<br />f<br />e<br />Lines<br />Spaces<br />
  10. 10. Musical Notes on the Staff<br />4<br />4<br />CDEF GABC<br />C D E F G A B C<br />

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