|Kitchieboy's Music Tutor
Learning to Read Music
(But Not Enough to Hurt Your Playing)
Now the we have time values for notes, we need a way to put a bunch of notes together and write rhythm. Part of music is pitch, how far up or down the notes are in sound or on the page . Part of music is timing - rhythm - the beat. And here comes the math again.
The time signatures are the numbers that look like fractions. 2/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and so on.
To count in eighth notes and sixteenths, we have to add "and" and "uh" or "a" to our counting vocabulary. Remember what Lawrence Welk used to say: "A one and a two and a". Which leads us to another picture.
Or, with different time valued notes.....
|With this behind us, we're about ready to try reading some tunes.|