In this video, Lari defines how rhythm works and is notated in music. She walks through how to hear various rhythms and identify them. Rhythm is the beat or groove of a song, and there are standard ways that this is written and expressed in music. Here, she helps you understand meter, tempo, and the fundamentals of how to kick off a song.
- Now obviously, we need other kinds of durations.…We need other notes.…We want some notes to be longer, some notes to be shorter,…and the way we notate that is very mathematical.…It's very simple and very clear.…And it's always consistent.…So if we see that our quarter notes…are written out like this…with every quarter note getting one beat.…Let's say we want to hold a note twice as long.…
We want a note that's twice as long as that.…Two quarter notes are the equivalent of a half note.…And we write a half note like this,…where it has a clear center.…Quarter note has the black, solid black.…Half note is just clear in the center or a line around it,…and it looks like this.…So two quarter notes equal a half note,…but a half note has the same duration…as two quarters.…
So we hear our pulse, 84 beats per minute,…we see how it's written in quarter notes.…Let's take a look at what that looks like…written with two half notes to a measure.…So here's, I'm going to clap over this pulse…the quarter note beats.…One, two, three, four.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Understanding scales, chords, and intervals
- Range and register
- Ear training
- Warming up your voice and body
- Building a warm-up routine
- Using yoga for the practice and performance of singing
- Shaping your vocal sound