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Fa za py = 5] 3 | 7 es i = < = a = : a : = S : : Exercises: B. Playing All Four Sounds (Without Ties) In Bxs. BA, B-2, and 8-3, label each beat with the appropriate letter (D, N, B, or U). NEEM Tide Lo - it Ai dene edb Lode Wb be ee wo \$d d edit dr ae . In dr dr deol _ I C, Playing All Four Sounds (With Tics) Label each beat in Exs, C-1, C-2, and G3. a J TAU inl |. | ws TF F FF T FF F TFT FF TF FT : 4 a beats 1 2 3 7 z T S o 1 z ee ee | we FF ¥ TF F F F FT TF F FT 77 Discussion: Visually Obscured Beats: Upbeat Quarter Notes Up till now, all the examples have been notated in a way that shows clearly where cach beat begins and ends, But notarors offen use alternate rhythmic notation for the sake of simplicity. For example, where we've been wric ing? J1.J7, another notator might nave writen D2 2. Why does the latter notation cause tdible for so many students? Because the beats bave become visually obscured. It's no longer immediately apparent where one beat ends and the next begins. Exercises: D. Playing All Four Sounds (With Upbeat Quarter Notes) In Fxs. D-1 and 1-2, draw a box around each beat. Next, label each beat with the letter D, N, B, or U. (Ex, D-l hhas been started for you. Now tap. Remember: A quarter note that begins on an upbeat is equivalent to two eighth notes tied together (24 = S129). a) u v D N o HDL WE LL IL Old | th lol de do ot Aryl r- | Discussion: Visually Obscured Beats: The Augmentation Dot Another device notators use t0 simplify their written music is the augmentation dot, Where we've been writing 1 LJ1, another notator might write # J. 2. And where we've been writing ¥ 52.4, another notaror might write ¥ DJ. That's because when a dot is placed next to a note, it adds to that note one half the note's value, Therefore, a quarter note with a dot placed next to it is equivalent to a quarter note tied 0 an eighth note (or an eighth note tied to a quarter note). Although in cach of the above examples the latter notation is simpler in that it requires fewer symbols, it doesn’t show clearly where each beat begins and ends. That's why many students encounter difficulty in reading dotted rhythms Exercises: E. Playing All Four Sounds (With the Augmentation Dot) necessary, draw a box around each beat in Exs, E-1 and E-2, then label each beat with the letter D, N, B, oF e dl ods id - |i rd |. ll se Fro) ph Id) oJ 1d > | F, Putting It All Together ‘Tap the following, Label each beat if necessary we \$2) Lied rl i Ae | mb Ll ode Fir de dr de le ot Ml edo l ht ie dr Li) fd | Jot File Tt le bis bird. I m ed rp Th NON AT AL: on ° IF) der Nd NAL I ef MW AW) jbet kod J. did) Ik Taide de | FVM rl mR ER Ie de