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Introduction

Beats and Measures

Time Signature

Note Value

Dotted Notes and the Tie

Rests

Values Shorter Than a Beat

Eighth and Sixteenth Notes

Eighth-Note and Sixteenth-Note Rests

Triplets

Beat Unit

Simple and Compound Meters

Reading Musical Notes

An Example

Accidentals

Key Signatures

Keyboard Notes

Other Tutorials:

Intervals

Scales

Chords

Harmonic Functions

Musical Forms

Related Exercises:

Rhythmic Dictation

Clef Reading

Time Signature

Key Signature Construction

Key Signature Identification

An Example

With all of what we have learned already, we can start reading a simple example. Let's try the well-known melody of Frère Jacques.

Translated by Dan Román, English version revised by Sue Talley

© 2011 J. Rodríguez Alvira

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