Fours

60bpm

72bpm

84bpm

96bpm

108bpm

120bpm

132bpm

144bpm

156bpm


WEEK 7

7.MDotted Quarter-Notes / Crotchets


You'll remember that putting a dot after a half-note increased its length by 50%. Putting a dot after any note has the same effect.

A dotted quarter-note/crotchet, then, is worth 1½ quarter-notes. That's the equivalent of a quarter-note tied to an eighth-note, something that you've already played. Clap & count these two bars - they should sound the same -

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Dotted Quarter-Note Practice

Clap & count the following to get used to this new notation - the counting is written in for the first few bars only . . . Aim for 108bpm

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Which should have sounded like this . . .

Tchaikovsky!

Here's a famous tune using the new notation. It also has a high G & A, and a new pair of useful road-signs (poke the dots for more info).

  • Make sure you're familiar with the scale, then clap, count & sing it . . . .
  • Gb is F# by its other name.
  • Aim for 120bpm

fine : stop here on the last repeat.

Da Capo al fine : go back to the beginning and stop when you get to fine.

Give or take a note, and in a different key, that should have sounded like this - after the intro -