Lesson 38 8va And Subdivisions Of The Beat

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Now let's play that together before we discuss all the other new things. When you see me moving, you move to. Okay, so we're starting on E. Just copy me You don't even have to really look at the music right now. We're gonna start on a Ready, go. play the G natural. Now pick up and move one key to the right.

We're gonna play again. Now pick up and move one key to the right, because we see that first finger on G. Lift, lift, lift, lift. Now fifth finger. See that five skip down, skip down, lift, lift, move up to this. He will talk about it later. Just copy for now.

T shirt. Here's our G natural. Pick up and move one to the right. E flat. A natural. Pick up and move one key to the right.

Lift. Lift, lift, lift, fifth finger, skip it down. Skip it down. Lift left I see the repeat dots. But for now we're not going to repeat, we're going to talk some more, you notice that when we got to measure five, we moved up, we started down here and in measure five, we moved up to this eat. But the nodes look like they're down here, right?

The E right above middle C. So clearly that eight VA on top of those notes tells us to do something specific. So the reason we moved up is because the eight VA tells us play these notes, one octave higher than they are written on the staff. Remember what an octave is, it's eight notes 12345678 to sing E, but an octave higher. So on the sheet music, it's written down here, but that eight VA with all those dots tells us it's written down here, but you You're going to play it up here an octave higher. Why would we do that? Why would we put eight VA over the notes if we can just write them higher on the staff?

Well, most of the time, it's because those notes as they're written on the staff are easier to read, than if we actually wrote them where they should be played. In this case, they wouldn't be that much different. But what if the notes were, you know, much higher or much lower and you had to put a bunch of ledger lines, it'd be easier just to write the notes on the staff and put an eight VA above them. So that's a shortcut. The name of this sign is in Italian, it's called a tava a tava sounds very much like the word octave, right? Otama.

The dotted line extends to show that all the notes here should be played an octave higher than written on the staff. When the dotted line ends, so does the tava and that's why at the end of the repeat, we have to come back to our our original Place of starting. So we know about the Otama sign. Okay, what are all these new notes and rests, these notes look very much like quarter notes. They have blackheads and stems, but they also have these extra lines called beams and flags. Notice that the new notes have either a beam or a flag, never both.

These new notes are called eighth notes. When written as a single note, the eighth note has a flag when written in groups of two or four or more, they are connected by beams. You can beam together as many eighth notes as you want, it really doesn't change the way that they're played. It's just more of a convenience thing. Sometimes it's easier to read groups of two other times it's easier to read groups of four and so on. eighth notes are quicker notes.

An eighth note by itself has a value of half a beat of music. That means that it takes two eighth notes to equal one beat of music. Again, don't worry about memorizing anything you will learn by doing. These signs that look a little bit like a number seven are called a tourists. They have a value of a half a beat of silence. Usually you won't see to eighth rests written next to one another because it's more concise to just use a corner rest instead.

Now I have to stress the word usually, because in music there are different situations that require different ways of representing sounds and silences. Since this course is designed to get you reading and playing piano music as quickly as possible. I'm giving you the general rules and the most common things you're likely to see In beginner piano music, remember that music is a very broad subject, covering all different kinds of instruments and different parts of the world with different cultures and traditions. And people spend entire lifetimes exploring the topic of music. So don't try to learn everything at once. I'm going to play and say the note names and the rest names.

Notice that the left hand is doing nothing because we just have Horus there. So it's all right hand, watch me first. He, G sharp, B, G sharp, G natural, be natural. You don't have to say g natural. You could just say g I'm just saying it to be clear. Pick up F, A flat, C, a flat.

You do have to say flat f a net See, pick up, move to the right. g. a thrust, be a thrust, a, a thrust, see, a thrust, de be see C, A, G, A thrust, G, A thrust Are you getting cross site? Are you getting scared, don't get scared. It's just a matter of practice. I know there's a lot of notes here. So now I see the eight VA, the VA, I know that even though there were notes written here, I'm going to play them up an octave.

So the same notes that I just played. A, G sharp, B, G sharp, E, G, natural, B, G natural as a slash See, a flat, F, a natural, C, A, G, A thrust, be a thrust, a, a thrust, see a thrust, D, B, C, A, G, A thrust, G, A thrust I'm not going to repeat because I want to get you in here and playing with me. Let's do it together. Don't worry about being perfect. You can make mistakes, it's okay. You can also review this part as many times as it takes you to feel comfortable.

Okay, take your first finger and let's find E. That's our starting note. Remember, say the note names with me. I know I know. It's a lot too. Take on all at once, but you can do it. Alright, here we go.

G sharp, B, G sharp. Now here it is. g natural, the G natural, pick up your thumb, move it to the right, F, F, A flat, C, E flat, F, a natural See, pick up and move one note to the right, G. Now lift here's our interest, B, A thrust, a, a thrust, C, a crest, d, b, c, A, g h Rest, G, eighth rest move up to E, E, G sharp, B, G sharp, E, G, natural, B, chain pick up and move to F, F, A flat, C, a flat, F, a natural, C. Hey, pick up and move to G, G. A thrust, be a thrust, a, a thrust, C, a thrust, B, C, A, G, A thrust, G, A thrust, let's repeat Come back down you're starting note, G sharp, B, G sharp, G, B, G, F, A flat, C, E flat, F, G, C, G, A thrust, B, A thrust, a, thrust, C, a thrust, D, B, C, A, G, A thrust, G, use that a thrust to move up.

E, G sharp, B, G sharp E, G, B, G, A flat, C, E flat, F, A, C. Hey, G, interest, the a thrust, a, a thrust, see a thrust, D, B, C, A, G, a thrust, ci a thrust Whoo. We're really working on that endurance now, right. I feel like a workout instructor Come on, pump it out. All right, you shouldn't be hurting though. It should. It should be mentally taxing.

That's totally normal. It might even tire you out a little bit but it should never hurt. So if you're feeling pain, or strain, relax your wrist you're using tension. That's usually the reason for feeling anything like that. When you're ready, pause the video play and say the note and rest names out loud, and then come back. Wow, this lesson is full of information.

So you might want to watch it a few times before moving on. Remember that you can find all the concepts and explanations written out for you in the supplemental materials section. of this course you may want to print out the sheets and keep them nearby for easy reference.

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