II. Rhythm // FEB 24th
Alright, here we go, my friends! ♪♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
Scroll below for an explanation of this week's assignments! ↓
In this thread, we will be talking about the second lesson of our music reading course. Please use this thread if you have any questions concerning the workbook (coming soon!) or general questions concerning pitch in standard music notation!
Click here to access Session 2: Rhythm // Feb 24th (11am PST, 2pm EST, 8pm CET)
Find the assignments on page 19/20 of the workbook!
Feel free to only post a selection of the assignments. They are designed to give you options, depending on how much time you have.
- Exercises 2c and 2d: Can be done without a guitar! Feel free to just clap on a table.
- Exercise 2g: Can be done without reading all the notes in all the chords! If the pitches are too hard to read, feel free to cover the strings with your left hand and just strum the pattern. Whether you strum up or down is entirely your choice!
- Exercise 2a: Parallel voices. Also good for practicing reading pitches you learned last week!
- Exercise 2f: Parallel voices, but difficult. Use this one to challenge yourself to do a bit more than just read basic rhythms. This is an excerpt from JS Bach's music!
- Exercise 2e: Dotted rhythms! Use this beautiful Dvorak excerpt to challenge yourself to play some dotted eighth notes.
- Exercise 2b: Triplets! Use this to practice some basic triplets
- Exercise 2h: This is the hardest exercise, as it combines triplets, dotted notes, and parallel voices. Use this one to challenge yourself to mix everything we learned!
I will post the answers to the questionnaire on Mar 3rd!
Submit your assignments by replying to this thread!
Here are the answers to last week's questionnaire:
- What does a flat do? It lowers a note by one half step ("semitone")
- How many frets are in a whole tone? Two. One semitone per fret = two frets.
- Within the same octave, which is higher: F sharp or E? F sharp
- What song was that in Exercise 1e? Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Enjoyed the live class and I do like the fact that I can watch it again. I get so frustrated with parts of reading rhythm, but the class helped me a lot. Still confused on one bar in exercise 2c. The last bar. You will see it in my video.
Here is a link to my efforts at the exercises. Looking back you can see frustration - but I guess thats all part and parcel of being a student of the classical guitar - no matter what your level!
I regret to say that I was unable to attend the live session in its entirety owing to time constraints. I watched the recording and thoroughly enjoyed your overview of rhythm notations particularly the part about dotted notes and ties.
I have shared here my part of the assignments viz Ex 2a and Ex 2h. I know it is not perfect and there are a lot of mistakes. This is the best I could manage within the hectic schedule that I have been running of late.
Please share your valuable feedback on it. I may post a few more videos of the other exercises tomorrow.
Here are my attempts at 2a, b, c, and d. I couldn't quite handle the numerous notes, so I did it the easy way. I hope that's okay. (I'm not sure what I did wrong when I tried to upload, but I think you'll have to copy-paste the link. Please let me know if you can't access these and I'll try something different.)