Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Measure repeats, part of Learning Music Notation.
- [Narrator] Repetition in music is an essential part…of creating memorable song or composition.…When used carefully, repeat markings can be a useful tool…in simplifying the layout and reducing…the number of pages in scores and related parts.…Let's begin our discussion of repeats…by taking a look at some measure repeat markings.…So, before we do that, I wanna talk briefly…about how we can indicate to repeat a single beat…or a musical idea that lasts for a single beat.…So, we can use slash marks to do this.…
And, I'll also mention that this is not really appropriate…for concert music or classical music;…that you primarily see this in popular music…and in theater music, where there might be something…that repeats for a very long time…and it's just easier to indicate that by using the slash.…So, you simply notate the figure…and then you add the slashes after that…to indicate that they're supposed to repeat.…So, here, I've indicated this one-beat figure twice,…and then just started adding slashes.…
Now, I haven't added any text markings above that…
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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