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By Jonathan Harnum

What do all these strains and squiggles and dots suggest? easy track conception takes you thru the occasionally complicated global of written song with a transparent, concise type that's now and then humorous and continuously pleasant. The ebook is written by way of an skilled track instructor utilizing tools sophisticated over greater than 20 years in colleges and in his deepest educating studio. classes are enjoyable, well-paced, and relaxing. even if you’re a newbie of any age, no matter if you’re an skilled participant who desires to bone up in your conception, or even if you educate track and wish a enjoyable solution to do it, you’ll locate this publication invaluable and should discuss with it time and again.

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Flutes made from the bones of a vulture were found in Europe that are at least 40,000 years old. gd/guhuga. Magical Powers of Music (aka Psychology of Music) From the very beginning, music was linked with magic and shamanism, and still is. Wherever you find a shaman, you’ll probably find a drum. Music has magical powers. It can transport you into an altered state, heal sickness, purify the body and mind, and work miracles in nature. In the Old Testament David cures Saul’s madness with a harp, and the walls of Jericho were brought tumbling down by horns.

Page 23 12. What is the beat, in music? page 26 A steady pulse; what makes your toe tap. 13. Name the notes you learned from shortest to longest. page 27 quarter note, half note, whole note 14. Which notes have stems? page 27 quarter and half notes 15. How many beats does a whole note get? page 27 4 16. How many beats does a half note get? page 27 2 17. How many beats does a quarter note get? page 27 1 18. What does a rest show? page 31 silence 19. Which three rests did you learn? page 31 whole rest, half rest, quarter rest 20.

Page 33 third line 25. On a 5-line staff, draw 2 whole rests, 2 half rests, and 2 quarter rests. page 33 Moving On Okay. That was short and painless, I hope. Once you have this information stored in your little gray cells, move on to Part Two, You Got Rhythm. Now that you understand note length we’re almost ready to start putting them together to make (and play) rhythms. There are a few other things that help us organize and figure out written rhythms and in the next Part you’ll learn what they are.

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