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6.FHigh B-Flat

Anacrusis Alert


High B-flat sits in the space above the first leger line.

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Otherwise, there's nothing new today, just slightly more challenging reading and notation exercises.

The Young Black Cow

First, a tune from Scotland, The Young Black Cow. It features one of yesterday's tied 3/4 rhythms over and over again, and it takes you up above the stave again, including a high Bb.

  • Count, clap & sing it first to get a sense of the tune.
  • It looks long but, as in so many tunes, there is a lot of literal repetition.
  • Aim for 120bpm . . . it should flow . . .
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notation

One more piece to notate this week. It's longer than usual - 16 bars - but the rhythms are straightforward and it contains a lot of repetition.
ANACRUSIS ALERT! This piece doesn't start on the first beat of the bar so be careful where you place your barlines. Think carefully about the key signature, too.

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If you notated this with one sharp in the key signature, that's fine; the tune is in the 'A Dorian' mode. It would also have been ok to notate it with a conventional A minor key signature (I.e. no key signature) and accidentals to indicate the F#s.