Theory NR. 8 – 14_en

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Do not be put off by the theory below. You do not need this to be able to do the exercises, but it is useful to know what duration notes and rest have.

 

 

NR.8 t/m 14

 

“The eighth notes and rest”



 

Duration of the notes and rest.

 

The quarter note takes 2 beats

 

 

 

 

 

The quarter rest lasts 2 beats

 

 

The eighth note takes one beat and has onde ‘flag’

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Two eighth notes connected together take two beats

 

 

An eighth rest takes one beat and has one flag

 

4 eighth notes take 4 beats

 

A half note takes 4 beats

 

A half rest takes 4 beats

 

 

 

A half note with dot takes 4 + 2 = 6 beats

 

 

 

A half rest with dot takes 4 + 2 =

6 beats

 

 

 

A whole note takes 8 beats

 

A whole rest takes in a 6/8 measure 6 beats, in a 9/8 measure 9 beats and in a 12/8 measure 12 beats.

 

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A sixteenth note takes half a beat and has 2 flags

A sixteenth rest takes half a beat and has 2 flags

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4 sixteenth notes together take 2 beats

 

 

Every note in a group of sixteenths can be replaced by a rest.
The duration together remains 2 beats.

 

The rest can occur in all places

 

 

 

A quarter note with dot lasts 3 beats

 

 

 

A quarter rest with dot takes 3 beats

An eighth note with dot takes one and a half beat
So actually this is:

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An eighth rest with a dot takes one and a half count (=beat).

The above notes and rests can be combined in many ways into a group of notes. Such a group is then called a motive. For examples, see the exercises in this course.

The notes can also be connected to each other with a binding curve, the durations of the notes then add up. In this example 2 quarters, together take 4 beats. (one quarter = 2 eights)

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