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By William Duckworth

The world over well known composer William Duckworth covers song basics in 14 concise major chapters supplemented via eleven enrichment appendices, supplying prolonged insurance when you wish extra guideline.

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This quarter note can be divided into two eighth notes or four sixteenth notes. But the quarter note can also be divided into any combination of eighth notes and sixteenth notes that total one beat. In simple meters, for instance, there are three ways that the combination of one eighth note and two sixteenth notes can be written. Notice that in each case the combination of notes is equal to one beat in simple meter. Notice also that the beaming (one beam for eighth notes, two for sixteenth notes) clearly indicates the beginning of each beat.

When you first begin to study dotted notes, they can seem very confusing. But if you will keep in mind that the dot always means the same thing, you will have less trouble. A dot to the right of a notehead gives that note a longer duration. Furthermore, the dot always increases the time value of that note by one-half. For example, a half note is equal in value to two quarter notes. When a dot is placed beside a note, this new note, called a dotted note, becomes equal to the original value plus one-half the original value.

Notice that the lower part of the treble clef sign encircles the second line: CLASS WORK Practice drawing the treble clef sign. First, draw a vertical line; then, draw the remainder of the clef, starting at the top of the vertical line. Remember to encircle the second line with the lower part of the clef. 11 Pitch 12 CHAPTER 1 The Basics of Music Once a particular pitch is identified on the staff by a clef sign, the other pitches on that staff follow automatically in alphabetical sequence. Remember, only the first seven letters of the alphabet are used.

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