The notes I handle no better than many…. But the pauses between the notes–ah, that is where the Art resides! ~Arthur Schnabel
This Chapter Covers:
- Basic note-reading skills,
- finding your starting note(s)
- C and G
- The 1st 5 notes of the C Major scale,
- C scale variations,
- the C blues scale.
Terms to Know:
- staff: The five lines and four spaces on which some music is written.
- ledger lines: Small lines used above and below the staff to extend its range.
- A, B, C, D, E, F, G: The letters used to name musical pitches.
- treble clef: A symbol at the beginning of the staff that indicates letter names for the lines and spaces
- open: No valves pressed down.
- fermata: A musical symbol (also called a bird’s eye, or hold) telling the performer to hold out the sound of a note.
- stepwise: Moving from one note to the next available note up or down. Also known as diatonic.
- Sound Clips for This Chapter
Chapter Images (click for larger image):
- 7.1 and 7.2: Musical staff
- 7.3: Note names
- 7.4: Leger line notes
- Note Lengths/Rhythms
- Whole and Half rest disambiguation 🙂
- 7.5: First notes C and G
- 7.6: More notes, D, E & F
- 7.7: Long tone exercise
- Find more exercises and simple note-reading examples and duets in the book: www.AllAboutTrumpet.com
- 7.11: New low notes: C, B, A, G
- April 2010 giveaway #1: a free digital copy of Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn
- Free mp3 examples from the book
- Buy a hard copy of Sound the Trumpet
- Other free printable practice aids
- April 2010 giveaway #2: Free digital copy of Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music
- Buy a hard copy of my book Basic Music Theory
- MusicTheory.net: Great site with lots of ways to practice your note-reading and ear training.
- For accredited online music theory course (for acceptance into University), go here.
- Some more links to help you with theory are here.
- Sol Ut Press