Wednesday, February 2, 2011

dotted rhythm practice

Yesterday's post linked to "Music of the Universe" instead of "This Land Is Your Land".  Sorry about that.  You could still do the exercise, but I chose "This Land Is Your Land" because it has lots of dotted quarter - eighth patterns.  As you follow the notation for today's lesson you will notice that there are only note stems and beams in exercise one.  This is called stick notation.  It is a quicker way to write rhythms if you are trying to write as you listen.  You can go back and add the note heads later.