Please print Rhythm Studies #1. We will discuss how to count Whole Notes / Whole Rests, label musical symbols and discuss the meaning of the time signature. At the end of this lesson you will be able to answer the following questions:
Where is the Time Signature or Meter located?
What is the meaning of each number for the Time Signature or Meter?
What is a Whole Note & Whole Rest?
How are Whole Notes and Whole Rests counted in 4/4 or Common Time?
What is a bar line?
What is a measure?
Where is a double line located?
What does a double bar line mean?
What device should you use to maintain a steady beat when you practice?
When counting rhtyhm, you always begin a measure with what number?
Demonstrate Lines 1-3
This lesson is devoted to your preparations before you begin each lesson from #10 through the end of the course. At the conclusion of this lesson you will be able to answer the following questions:
What three items do you need to set up before you begin each lesson?
How do you determine if a chair is the correct size for you?
What is one thing you can do to help your posture?
What letter(s) should your hand form to hold the clarinet correctly?
What part of your body can you use as a general guide to determine the correct instrument angle?
Which thumb is placed under the thumb rest and what part of your thumb is used?
Please print "You're Ready To Play!" pg. 1 and the Clarinet Fingering Chart. After a quick review of the rhythm you learned from part 1 of the Rhythm Studies 1 (Line 1), you will learn how to combine that rhythm with the notes G & F.
What is the other name for the Treble Clef?
What is a staff?
What are the letter names for the 5 lines?
What is the saying commonly used to remember the 5 Lines?
What are the letter names for the 4 spaces?
How do you play a second line G?
How do you play a first space F?
This lesson will begin with a review of lines 2-3 and finish with lines 4-5. At the conclusion of this lesson you will be able to perform lines 2-5 using a default note (G) while maintaining a steady beat. You will also be able to answer the following questions:
What is a default note?
Common Time is the same as what Time Signature?
Demonstrate Lines 2-5
After a review of line 3, you will learn how to play the note E and D (lines 4-6). This lesson will conclude with a final performance review (Line 7) of the notes G, F, E, and D.
This lesson will start with a review of line 5 and then proceed with lines 6-8 to complete your training for whole notes and whole rests. At the conclusion of this lesson you should be able to:
Demonstrate Lines 5-8
Please print "You're Ready to Play Your First Five Notes" pg. 2 - Utilizing a familiar rhythm, you will learn how to play middle C. Using whole notes and the same familiar rhythm, you will be challenged to play your first five notes in random order. At the conclusion of this lesson, you will be able to answer the following question:
What is a ledger line?
How do you play low C (1ledger line below the staff)?
Consistency is the key. This lesson continues to train your eyes to recognize your first five notes.
Please print out Rhythm Studies #2. We will focus on learning how to count half notes and half rests. At the end of this lesson you should be able to answer the following questions:
What is a half note or half rest?
How many counts does a half note or half rest receive?
Please print "You're Ready to Play Your First 5 Notes" pg. 3 - Lines 1-4 simply give you extra practice to provide you with all of the confidence needed before moving on to half notes, half rests, and a new time signature. You will also learn about a new musical term called the fermata. At the conclusion of this lesson you will be able to answer the following questions:
What does a fermata do to a note?
What should you do when performing a fermata with a conductor?
This video picks up where we left off from Part 1. We will continue learning how to count half notes and half rests. We will also learn how to count using the 2/4 time signature. At the end of this lesson you will be able to demonstrate:
Stability in counting half notes and half rests.
Counting rhythms using the 2/4 meter.
Now that you understand how to count whole notes, half notes, and their corresponding rests, it's time to use your first five notes with these rhythms to train you further in reading music notation.
This lesson continues where Part 2 concluded.
Please print "You're Ready to Play!" pg. 4. You have arrived at the end of this section and it is time to review everything up to this stage. At this point, you should be able to perform / demonstrate:
Your First 5 Notes
All concepts from Rhythm Studies #1 and #2
Perform all lines from "You're Ready to Play! pg.4
This lesson continues where Part 1 concluded.