III. Guitar Notation // MAR 3rd
Hellooo everyone and thank you for joining me! Here we go again - this time with session 3!
In this thread, we will be talking about the third lesson of our music reading course. Please use this thread if you have any questions concerning the workbook or general questions concerning pitch in standard music notation!
Click here to access Session 3: Guitar Notation // Mar 3rd (11am PST, 2pm EST, 8pm CET)
Find the assignments on pages 15-17 of the workbook!
Feel free to only practice a selection of those, in accordance with the time you have available and the level of technical proficiency you already possess.
Answers to last week's questions:
- A sixty-fourth note is shorter than a thirty-second note
- The bottom number in a time signature tells us the note value that will be treated as the beat (4 for quarter note, 8 for eighth note, etc.)
- A quarter note is longer than a dotted eighth note.
- A tie prolongs the original note by a duration equivalent to the value of the second note (the one tied to it.)
There will be no questionnaire this week.
Let me know if you'd like the feature to come back for sessions 4 and 5!
Such great songs in the assignments! I can't wait to sound like you!
- I was able to do 3a. LOL!
- Meanwhile, I am a bit confused about the strings for the second and third chords in 3b. Are the numbers that you gave us in the live session (4, 1, 3) and (2, 1, 3) for the string numbers or the fingering?
- In 3c, do I just strum the lower E (and the lower A in the last two measures) once each measure and it is supposed to sound for the whole measure?
- In 3d, did you say there is supposed to be a barre VII over the whole piece? (Not sure if I heard correctly or not.)
I am finding the notation in 3d to be a little confusing. I find that if I write the bottom 3 strings in tab below the stave it helps. The other confusion which has been on the other lessons are the key signs often not related to the preceeding passage in the assignments. Such as in the end of 3a?
Can we go through the keys in a catch up as I find these an issue relating to number of sharps and flats ie F, D or A. Many thanks, will hopefully send you some assignments later. I am finding it difficult to find enough time to get through them, they are excellent assignments, I just feel 2 weeks between lessons would help.
Hi Micea - missed Week 3 live session but caught the following day. If you replay at 75% speed - then you sound as if you have been in the Bar all night!! Anyway great session, learned a lot, enjoyed the part on rests in particular because I avoid them. I think string stopping / damping is something I will NOW have to look at that I know a little bit about rests.
Had a look at your guitar tuning session too. There is that much I will have to look at it again and again. Really interesting.
There is so much to learn always feel as if I drowning and overwhelmed by it all. Need to sit down and structure my practice I guess.
Anyway here are my efforts at this weeks exercises. Looking forward to the next session.
Here are the few assignments I tried to cover within the limited time frame available to me. I just tried to give it my best shot. It is not perfect, you know! So here you go and please feel free to comment on the individual exercises.
I will try to come up with my versions of the other exercises very soon.