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5.WMore Eighth-Notes


Tiday's session includes a chance to apply the method discussed on the last page and some notation that includes eighth notes for the first time.

The tune to apply the method to is a beautiful Israeli melody, Nigun Atik. As you might expect, it uses a middle-eastern scale. It includes a jump from F natural to G sharp and and it will be worth getting your fingers used to it first.

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Nigun Atik

There's nothing new in the next tune. It's a chance to apply the method that you applied yesterday, so

  • Sus the rhythm
  • Sing it!
  • Sus the notes.
  • Remind yourself of the rhythm and contour
  • Play it.
  • Aim for 96bpm
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Here's how the tune should have sounded (on C, Bb, Eb instruments).

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An four-bar rhythm to notate . . . be ready for some eighth-notes/quavers . . . two bars in . . .

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