When you see two bar lines like in the picture above, you have a measure. Depending on the time signature is how many notes you can have inside the measure. One song can have many measures.
We use seven notes to make music and songs. The order of the notes are: Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si. It’s very important that you learn these notes in the right order, The order will never change.
Each of the seven notes has one letter. The order of the letters are like the alphabeth. C = Do, D = Re, E = Mi, F = Fa, G = Sol, A = La and B = Si. It is also important that you learn the letters as well.
The quarter note last one count. You can see that the head of the note is black, or filled. This note is very popular and you will see it a lot. Two quarter notes makes one half note.
The quarter rest last one count. It looks like the picture above. As you are learning symbols like these, is good of you can see more sheet music and try to find the ones you know so far.
The repeat sign is used to repeat a piece of music. You don’t need to write the same music twice, you just have to use the Double Bar Line with the two little dots.
This clef is for low sounding notes, instruments like Cello, Tuba, Trombone. For the Piano we use this clef for the left hand. Guitar doesn’t use it.
The ledger lines are the little short extra lines we use to write higher or lower notes, like the note “Do” has a ledger line.
We use this symbol to put together two staves for one single instrument, like the Piano, that needs, the Treble Clef and the Bass Clef, but we group these two staves in one, with a Grand Staff.
The distance between two notes are measure by intervals. In this example you see a “Fa” and a “Re”, From “Re” to “Fa” there are three notes, “Re-Mi-Fa”, so the distance is a third.
Try this test to see how much you know so far. You need to know 10 symbols in a row with no mistakes.
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