Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Repeat barlines, part of Learning Music Notation.
- [Instructor] The repeat markings…and symbols discussed in the previous video…are a practical method of repeating short segments of music.…When you need to repeat an entire section of music…repeat bar lines are much more effective.…So repeat bar lines replace regular bar lines…and there are several types but let's start…by taking a look at a couple of the basic shapes.…So a forward repeat bar line is used when we repeat back…to a point and it indicates…where we're going to start the repeat from.…Now, notice that it's made up of two vertical lines,…the outside one which is darker…and then we have these two dots around the center line.…
Now, in this particular case,…I'm showing you kind of a stylized repeat bar line…with these wings that are on top.…Sometimes you'll see it that way,…sometimes you'll see it without the wings.…Now, a forward repeat bar is usually accompanied…with a backwards repeat bar.…So for example, these two could have several measures…of music between them and if we started playing here…and then we ended over here we'd see this backwards repeat…
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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