Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Vocal and lyric examples, part of Learning Music Notation.
- [Narrator] Now that we've discussed how to notate…both music and lyrics for vocal music, let's take a look…at some example scores of both solo vocal and choral music.…The simplest thing that you might sing from…would be a Lead Sheet.…And the basic elements here are just a single stave,…almost always in treble clef, the harmonic progression…above the staff, and then the lyrics.…And in this case, I want to point out that we've got…multiple verses, or choruses, here with a lyric.…
When you do this, you want to make sure that the lyric lines…are separated by enough that they're easy to determine.…It's really easy that this stuff…can get crowded up against this.…Now one of the things I want to point out in notating…something like this is that the note heads, the chords,…and the lyrics occupy a lot of space.…And as you try and put this stuff together, it can get…a very crowded look.…And the notation programs tend to notate things a little bit…on the big side.…
So one of the things that you can do is you can adjust…
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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