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Ban dwa g on Mu s i c S t ud i o s
The second rule is that what ever is one beat
will be joined with a beam e.g. when two
quavers are beside each other their tails will
be joined into one beam. Again it doesn’t matter if
the stems go up or down, they will still have the
same value.
DOTS AND TIES
At the moment the note values we know are 4, 2,
1 and 1/2. To get longer values than the 4 count
note or to get the in-between values of notes we
can use either dots or ties. Both these will
increase the value of a note but in different
ways.
The tie is a curved line used to join two or
more notes. You only play the first note but
let it ring for the combined values of both
notes that the tie touches. The tie acts like a
plus sign adding the values of the two notes
together e.g.
Ties are also used to join more than one
extra note. In this way you can get any value
of note.
The dot will also increase the value of a note.
When a note has a dot placed after it you
add half of the notes value to itself.
SIX COUNT NOTE – 4 + 2
THREE COUNT NOTE – 2 + 1
ONE AND A HALF COUNT NOTE – 1 + 1/2
FOURTEEN COUNT NOTE – 4 + 4 + 4 + 2
THREE COUNT NOTE – 2 + (1/2 OF 2)
ONE AND A HALF COUNT NOTE – 1 + (1/2 OF 1)
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4