RHYTHM LAB 1o

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COUNTING IN COMMON-TIME

Fundamental Rule: One complete measure in Common-Time = 4 beats

In basic mathematics, you know that numbers can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided. Notes of different values combine in order to complete a measure.

Each note has a value. In music terminology, they are called Note Values.

COMMON-TIME NOTE VALUES

A Whole Note equals 4 beats, and completes a common-time measure.

A Half Note completes half of a measure.

A Quarter Note fills one quarter of the measure.

 
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Are you wondering how a 3-beat note is written?

To create a 3-beat note, more note-material parts are required.

 

Let’s explore Parts #5 and #6: TIES and DOTS

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