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Bandwa gon 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.
We will look at a few different ways of counting
the note values. Each method has some good
points and bad points about them. Probably the
best system of counting is to still count the
beats but realize that the same shape of
note will have the same value no matter
whereabouts in the bar it is.
Counting Method 1.
Here we use numbers to count the beats, “&” to
count eighth notes, and e or a (pronounced ah) to
count the sixteenths.
Counting Method 2.
This counting method is based on the rule that
what ever is one beat will be joined with a beam.
So when you are playing you would look at the full
beat instead of all the individual picks.
Just count 1 2 3 4 but play the different
combinations that fall inside each count.
1
2
3 4
1 &
2 &
3 & 4 &
1
2
3 4
1
2
3 4
1
2
3 4