Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video 8th and 16th note rests, part of Learning Music Notation.
- [Instructor] Now that we know how to notate eighth…and 16th note values,…let's talk about how to notate their corresponding rests.…So, here we see a graphic of an eighth note.…Notice that there is a slanted line with a little curve…across the top here with a big dot on the end.…It's centered in the middle two spaces,…and that dot is just about touching…the second line from the top.…So, I'd like to start by taking a look at a little exercise.…So, I've got a number of measures here…that are incomplete because we need to add a rest.…
So, in this first measure, if we look at this,…we're in two-four,…and I see that I've got a quarter note and and eighth note.…That's gonna add up to one and a half beats,…so it looks like at the end of the measure,…we need to add a rest that's one half of a beat,…which would be an eighth note rest.…So, let's add that.…In the second measure, we've only got a quarter note,…so if we're gonna fill out that with the required rest,…we need a quarter rest.…In the third measure,…we've got two eighth notes that are beamed together,…
It starts with notating pitch (clefs) and duration, including note lengths and rests. He moves into discussing flats, sharps, naturals, and key signatures, and the unique symbols for musical expression, including dynamics and articulations. He goes over notating chords and chord progressions, and the addition of vocals and lyrics. The course wraps with some score formatting tips and notation examples for piano, guitar, and drums, which pull together all the information into complete, publication-worthy pieces of sheet music.
- Notating pitch with clefs
- Notating duration
- Adding time signature and bars
- Using dots and ties
- Modifying pitch
- Notating scales
- Communicating expressions such as tempo and performance
- Notating chord progressions
- Notating vocals and lyrics
- Formatting a score
Skill Level Beginner
1. Notating Pitch
2. Notating Duration and Rhythm
3. Modifying Pitch and Scales
4. Communicating Expression
5. Notating Form
6. Notating Chords and Chord Progressions
7. Slash and Rhythmic Notation
8. Vocal Music and Lyrics
9. Score and Part Formatting
10. Notation Examples
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