Chapter 10: Simple Tunes

Do not follow the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ~Zen saying

Chapter 10: Simple Tunes

This Chapter Covers:

  • Music-reading basics (repeat signs,breath marks,pick-up notes,eighth notes,accidentals,Eb and Ab);
  • Simple tunes;
  • short duets;
  • full-length tune, Dark Eyes

Terms to Know:

  • repeat sign: two dots at the end of a section telling you to repeat the section.
  • breath mark: a comma-shaped symbol telling you to take a breath.
  • upbeat: The beginning of the second half of a beat. If you tap your foot, the upbeat is when your foot is in the “up” position. Go figure.
  • round: a song in which the same melody is played by all players starting in different places.
  • flat (b): A symbol used before a written note to indicate the note is to be lowered by a half step. The change lasts for all subsequent notes in the measure.
  • sharp (#): A symbol used before a written not to indicate the note is to be raised by a half step. The change lasts for all subsequent notes in the measure.
  • natural : A symbol used before a written note that cancels the effect of a sharp or flat. The change lasts for all subsequent notes in the measure.

Resources for this chapter:

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  • …..Repeat Sign

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  • …..4 Simple Tunes

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  • …..Twinkle Twinkle and Chiapanecas

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  • 10.1: Eighth Notes

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  • Simple Tunes with Eighth Notes

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  • Ultra-Simple Duets

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  • E-flat

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  • 10.2 through 10.4: E-flat and A-flat

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  • A Few Minor Ditties

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  • Dark Eyes (Le Yeux Noirs)

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