How to Read Music

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    1. The Basics of Sound
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    Most people enjoy music, but how many really understand it? In this lesson, you will learn basic music terms including length, pitch, volume, and timbre.

    Most people enjoy music, but how many really understand it? In this lesson, you will learn basic music terms including length, pitch, volume, and timbre.

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    2. Beats, Notes & Rests
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    Rhythm is the most basic component of music. Learn how to read notes and rests in musical notation and learn about measures, beats, and dotted notes.

    Rhythm is the most basic component of music. Learn how to read notes and rests in musical notation and learn about measures, beats, and dotted notes.

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    3. Understanding Pitch
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    You’ve learned about half notes, quarter notes, beats and measures, and can count a rhythm. Now you're ready to learn how to read sheet music.!

    You’ve learned about half notes, quarter notes, beats and measures, and can count a rhythm. Now you're ready to learn how to read sheet music.!

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    4. Sharps, Flats & Naturals
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    Get ready to build your music vocabulary in this lesson! Learn the symbols for sharps, flats, and naturals, and learn about key signatures, and accidentals.

    Get ready to build your music vocabulary in this lesson! Learn the symbols for sharps, flats, and naturals, and learn about key signatures, and accidentals.

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    5. Understanding Tempo
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    Understanding tempo is important for all musicians. Designed for beginners, this lesson explains tempo and its importance to reading and playing music.

    Understanding tempo is important for all musicians. Designed for beginners, this lesson explains tempo and its importance to reading and playing music.

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John F
That'll do PIG????? What the heck is that but insulting. Really you couldn't find a different word????
Bill Graham Music
Hey John, Not sure what your comment is in reference to. That text is not in the video. I haven't had any communication with or from you before. Perhaps this was intended for someone else. BTW, 'That'll do pig' is a famous line from the movie BABE (about a pig) and perhaps was not intended by the original person to insult you. Not sure, but it didn't come from me.
Lex A
it's from the movie Babe
Bill Graham Music
Thanks for the backup Lex. BTW, the movie is hilarious as I remember it.
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