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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER5

Note Values and Basic Notation

In This Chapter

  • Grouping beats into measures
  • Understanding whole, half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes and rests
  • Using dotted notes and ties
  • Dividing beats into triplets

Lesson 4, Track 27

Part 1 of this book covered how to work with pitch—but that’s only half of the music theory that you need to know. In this chapter, we’ll deal with the other half of the equation, which is how you work with time—which, in music, is called rhythm.

Rhythm is what drives the music forward and gives it its beat. To ...

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