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2.WRepeats & Endings


More F-G-A-B-C reading practice and half-note/minim rhythms today, also a couple of space-saving notation devices.

More Reading Practice

First of all, some more reading practice.

  • Notice that when you've worked out the first line of this next tune, you've effectively worked out 75% of it.
  • Clap and count the rhythm first. Give yourself two bars in . . .
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First & Second-Time Endings

As you've just seen. some music contains repeated phrases with different endings. To save re-writing the same music, the two endings can be written under a 'first-time ending' bracket and a 'second-time ending' bracket, as below.

  • The two dots and a thin-thick double bar line at the end of the first time ending are repeat marks and they tell you to go back to the start of the music (or the last right-facing double dots if there are any).
  • On the repetition, skip the first-time ending.
  • If this sounds a little surprising, it's because it's in the Lydian Mode (a major scale with a #4) and consequently has an Eastern-European flavour.
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notation

An eight-bar rhythm to notate, this time involving whole-notes, half-notes and quarter-notes (semibreves, minims and crotchets) -

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If you didn't get that right, work out why before you move on.

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Beethoven's crossings-out