We have beats that equal:
you describe a note in music, there are
at least two parts to the description. The
first part, as you have learned in previous
lessons, is its "Melodic Name."
Its melodic name is determined by its
location on the staff. There are "C"
notes, "D" notes, "F#"
notes and so forth. And now we are going
to learn its "Rhythmic Name."
Its rhythmic name tells you how long (or
short) to play a note you see written on
Names include (from our study about beats):
So when describing a note in music, we can
have a "C" note that is
a "Quarter note." Or, we
can have an "A#" note that
is a "Half note." Just
remember that there are two parts to describe
each note that you see written on the staff.
And, when you add all the notes together
in 1 measure, they need to equal 1 whole