Music Notes

December 22, 2009 Sham Music

Music notes means signs that signifies the duration, sound’s pitch, and a pitched sound.

Music Theory

Staff :
Five horizontal lines and four spaces make a staff.

Pitches :
First seven letters of the alphabet constitutes the Pitches. The alphabets are (A B C D E F G).

A musical symbol placed at the beginning of the staff i.e. four horizontal lines, is known as clef. It decides the letter names of the lines and spaces.

Treble and bass are the two main clefs :

Combination of the treble and brass connected with one a line on the left side of the staffs is called a grand staff.

Staff also has extended lines; these lines are called Ledger lines and are on the above and below the staff. These lines are parallel to the staff. Each ledger line has one note.

Meter :
Meter determines the equal duration of strong and weak beats in a regular pattern. It is Infact time of musical composition which is represented by a fraction at the beginning of the staff. Lower fraction denotes the kind of note receives one beat and upper number of fraction denotes how many beats are there in a measure.
There are two kinds of meters : simple and compound. In simple meter the upper number of the fraction is 2. 3, or 4 where each beat is subdivided by two like:

The fraction number in the compound meter is 6,9, 12 with a dot with each beat and subdivided into group of three beats.

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