Home Based Learning:
Music Theory made Easy!
If there is something you do not understand in the course of this interactive worksheet, please come and find me by clicking the picture on the right on weekdays between 8am - 12pm.
Lesson 2: Dotted notes!
Recap: Remember these symbols on the right? They show us how how many beats one should hold for each sound on an instrument. Also remember, we are grouping notes every 4 beats.
As a self assessment, kindly input the following line of notes into song maker app (using one colour line only) and then check your answer:
If your attempt is the same as the answer, good job! You may proceed to 2.2. If not, please revisit lesson 1. If you are still unsure, please come and visit me by clicking the face on the right anytime between 8am - 12pm.
Side note: If you are using a smartphone to access the song maker app, please go to the Song Maker's settings and change the length to 4 bars.
Today, we are going to learn a new type of note: a dotted note:
In music writing, we put a small dot after a note if we want the sound to be held slightly longer, half longer to be exact.
When you use dotted notes, you will find that you can create more interesting ideas!
Will look like this:
Using the Song Maker app, make the pink row look like the above, and press play to listen to how it sounds. Does it sound familiar? It does, doesn't it? That's because a lot of pop songs use this idea in their songs.
Don't rush. Take your time to understand what has just been explained, and revisit the material if necessary.
In summary, here are the new notes you have learnt:
With the previous 4, you have now learnt a total of 7 different notes!
To assess your learning, please try the following exercises. Try first before clicking the answer!
Input the following notes as the pink musician, and then check your answer.
If your attempts are the same as the answer, good job! You may proceed to 2.4. If not, please go through the above material again. If you are still unsure, please come and visit me by clicking the face on the right anytime between 8am - 12pm.
1) Input the following lines into the song maker app,
using the lines based on the colours on the left:
2) Once you are done, follow the same steps as last lesson:
a) Click save (the tick at the bottom right of the screen)
b) Click Copy Link
c) PRESS Mr Ice Cream's Face to submit your work.