Notes are the product of combining specific parts of note-material.

Each piece of note-material possesses a specific and precise function, and together they determine the duration of a musical sound. Combined rhythm notation elements tell you how long to play a sound.

When individual parts of a note interact with one another, each has an exact function and unique properties.

First, I will teach you the details of each note part and then explain how these elements combine to become notes.

The chart below shows the main note-material parts.

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Joining note-material elements builds the code of Rhythm Notation.

Let’s explore Part #1: NOTE HEADS

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In a laboratory, experimentation with combining individual parts results in the creation of a product.

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