Lesson Five Reading Music: Part Two Quarter rests, s-m-d
New Rhythmic Concept Music is made up of sounds and silences. For every note (i.e. quarter note, eighth note, etc) there is a corresponding rest. A quarter note lasts for one beat. Similarly, a quarter rest has a silence which lasts for one beat In the following slide you will have an opportunity to practice the quarter rest as it is used with quarter notes and eighth notes. Clap the quarter and eighth notes as you say the correct syllables. You may whisper the syllable “sh” to denote a quarter rest as you open your hand
New Melodic Concepts In lesson three we used three melodic notes – me-re-do These notes moved step-wise from line to space to line Now we are going to sing notes that move by skip from line to line to line - so-me-do
Sight Singing Listen the the sound files and sing each example three times s-m-s d-m-s-m-d s-m-d-s d-s-m-s-m-d d-m-s-s s-m-s-m-d-d
New Facts!! When you are singing using solfa, you may begin on different lines and spaces on the musical staff. In lesson three you sang s-m-d beginning on line 3 (note name “D”) In the next examples “so” will begin on line 2 (note name “G”)
Sight singing Sing these examples while you listen to sound files, then try singing them without the sound file.
Melodic Dictation These melodic dictations are all in 2/4 meter and they use quarter notes and quarter rests They all begin on “so” (letter name “G”) Use the NoteWorthy program to take down your dictation
Taking Dictation You may want to try and use this format for taking rhythmic dictation. You can see that on the first beat you have one sound so it would be a quarter note. One beat two you hear two sounds. Of course these would be two eighth notes. You may want to take dictations this way before you put them into the NoteWorthy Program. Listen to the sound file and you will hear the woodblock playing the beat and the cymbal playing the rhythm.
Rhythmic Dictation These dictations use a time signature of 2/4 The steady beat is played by the wood-block while the rhythm is played by the cymbal. Each exercise uses quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes Use the NoteWorthy program to take down your rhythmic dictation