Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Musical Note Values

Music consists of several note values that create the rhythm of a musical composition. Learning how to recognize and perform these note values is a crucial part of any composers training. The quarter note can be considered the basis for all other note values and typically receives one beat. The half note holds for two beats while the whole note holds for four beats. The eighth note holds for half a beat and the sixteenth notes hold for one-quarter beat.

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