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The best music theory book for self-study at home available today. Learn how to read and write music in 75 concise lessons you can complete at home. Improve your musical ear with ear-training exercises on 2 included CD's. Test yourself in a review section at the end of each unit. Check your knowledge with the answers in the back of the book.
Half notes have the white (not filled in) oval shaped notehead just like whole notes, but there is one difference.
As you can see, there is also a stem attached to the side of the notehead.
The value of each half note is 2 counts.
This means we need to count 2 beats in our heads every time we read this type of note while playing or singing.
So, every 2 steady beats you count equals a half note.
Let’s go on and talk about the quarter note.
Rhythm Practice Flashcards
48 rhythm flashcards with 96 different practice patterns that corresponds with the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1.
Fun Learning Rhythm Games
25 different rhythm games that can be done in 5 minutes a day. The rhythm activities help students find the beat, learn note values, and meter. A great resource for piano music teachers and homeschooling parents.
Fun music rhythm games and activities following the Dalcroze method with two CD's. A great resource for music teachers and homeschool parents who want to practice finding the beat and learning rhythm through movement.
A rhythm game activity book with two CD's that follows the Dalcroze method. This is a great resource for music teachers and homeschool parents who want to teach how to find the beat and learn various rhythms through movement.