Quaver Grouping Notes that are smaller than a crotchet in duration (quavers & semi-quavers) need to be joined together if there are more than one of them side by side. We join quavers together with a single beam. They can be
Organising notes Now that we know the names of the notes & rests, we need to know how to organise them, so that they can be easily read while playing an instrument. First of all, we write notes on a
Note duration Here are the symbols for notating rhythm in music. Underneath each note are the beats to count to show the length of the note. Here are the symbols for notating silence in music, as a rest.
We make chords from clustering in thirds above each note in a scale. All of the chords above have been written in Root Position. This means that the bottom note is the letter name or root note of the chord.
Every major key has a relative minor. This means that this minor key has the same notes as its relative major. It will also share the same key signature as well. Natural minor When you start on the 6th note
Compound time covers the time signatures of 6/8, 9/8 & 12/8. (Note that forward slashes don’t form a part of a time signature on a staff but are used here for ease of reading within text) In simple time (2/4,