Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The dotted quarter note, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- [Instructor] A dot increases the length…of a note by one half its value.…A dotted half note is equal to a…half note tied to a quarter note.…Two counts plus one count equals three counts.…A dotted quarter note is equal to a…quarter note tied to one eighth note.…One count plus a half a count equals one and a half counts.…A single eighth note has a flag on its stem.…
Clap the following rhythm.…Clap once for each note, counting aloud.…(metronome beating)…One, two, ready, clap.…One and two and three and four and…one and two and three and four and.…Here's the same rhythm pattern written…with dotted quarter and eighth notes.…Even though it is written differently…it will sound exactly the same.…
(metronome beating)…One, two, ready, clap.…One and two and three and four and…one and two and three and four and.…Here are some familiar melodies…that use the dotted quarter note.…First is Silent Night.…One and two and three and one and two and three and…one and two and three and one and two and three and.…
Next is Here Comes the Bride.…
- Practicing proper hand technique
- Practicing proper seating position
- Practicing the right-hand C and left-hand C positions
- Melodic intervals
- Harmonic intervals
- B for the left and right hand
- A for the left hand
- Using the damper pedal
- Moving up and down the keyboard in 6ths
- Measuring half steps and whole steps
- Progressions and triplets
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics
2. Melodic Intervals
3. Introducing Harmony
4. New Rhythms and Intervals
5. Music Theory
6. Progressions and Triplets
Closing and credits1m 44s
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