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M U S I C A L B R A I N . R h y t h m
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Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
Counting the French way.
Here we use numbers to count the beats, “&” to
count eighth notes, and e or a (pronounced ah) to
count the sixteenths.
Lets learn some of the basic rhythms in music.
The bold names are the beginning of the note.
WHOLE NOTE
Semibreve
4 Counts
HALF NOTE
Minim
2 Counts
QUARTER NOTE
Crotchet
1 Count
EIGHTH NOTE
Quaver
1/2 Count
Ta
– ah – ah – ah
Ta
– ah – ah – ah
Ta
– ah – ah – ah
Ta
– ah – ah – ah
Ta
– ah
Ta
– ah
Ta Ta Ta Ta
Te te Te te Te te Te te
Tic a Tic
a
SIXTEENTH NOTE
Semi-quaver
1/4 Count