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Names of Music Notes

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Names of Music Notes

The names of music notes will be one of the first things that those new to music begin to question. Stating the notes as letters from A to G is easy and straight forward. There you have it you’ve learned music note names by understanding that they are given the names of the first seven letters of the English alphabet. Names of Music Notes but No Symbolic System Here’s the problem, you haven’t related them to a symbolic system yet. That’s really what the underlining question is about, not the...

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Learn Music Note Symbols

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What does it take to learn music note symbols? In its simplest form all it takes is an open mind and a willingness to follow an easy structure of instruction. The music note symbol is nothing more than a way to communicate information about tone and time.  Therefore music is a language and the notes are the alphabet to convey the words of the language. Notes combine in sequences to form scales and chords, and in the music language these are building blocks for the words. Why It’s Hard To...

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Why Reading Music Notes is Not Going to Make You a Musician

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Why Reading Music Notes is Not Going to Make You a Musician

Reading music notes will not make you a musician. It’s really simple, to read music notes is to only learn to recognize a note on a staff and know what name and tone to play and for how long. Many want to be musicians start out asking about how to sight read music; thinking that they can take a little time to sight reading music and they will be able to play an instrument. The Fallacy of Musical Notes Reading The misconception is that you are trying to play music as if it were a point by point...

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Music Theory Rudiments

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Music Theory Rudiments

Music Theory Rudiments are simply the fundamental music elements such as notes or musical notation, the use of these notes as pitch as used in a master staff, application of rhythm or time, note intervals, key signatures, music scales and music chords. The rudiments of music are the definitions used in the structure of music to allow you to create then communicate that song to others. In the classical sense they are the parts of music theory used to define melody and harmony. Here at the Music...

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