When you learn an instrument you are taught (either from a teacher or yourself) to read and play musical notes. It is important to know what a note actually is in order to learn and read them.
What Is A Note?
A note is a sign in music to tell a musician how long to play a sound for and which sound
to play on their instrument.
As a beginner you learn the 1, 2, 4, 3 count note lengths first and then branch out to other
They look like this:
1 count 2 counts 4 counts 3 counts
Notes are given names to tell the musician to what pitch to play. The musician will learn how
to play or find this pitch on their particular instrument. The notes are given names from the
first 7 letters of the alphabet, A B C D E F G. We call this the Musical Alphabet. And
then they are written on a set of 5 lines called a stave.
Pianists have 2 staves joined together by a long line, because they play notes with their right
and left hand at same time.
The position of the note on the stave tells the musician exactly which pitch of sound to play.
A C C A
Now we have the background on The Note let’s have a look at what helps you learn
to read and play these musical notes.
you are presented with a new note or note length you will have exercise(s) and pieces to
play around this.
Look Here at How To Catch A Musical Note and Keep It Correct
- Follow the sayings for line notes and space notes
3. Playing games and more can help in your memory of learning and playing these Musical
One fabulous way to learn your musical notes is to play Dominoes Musical Style.
Below is an example of Note Length Dominoes. This is fun to play is a small group.
So all you need to do is follow the guideline of your teacher or if you are learning yourself
follow the tutor book, CD, DVD if the books come with them, and the above ideas to help
in your learning and remembering.
If you are a piano player looking for more direction to helping you learn to read and
play the musical notes then Look Here.
Enjoy your adventure to reading and playing your favourite tunes