Time Signatures 3/4

```Ever heard a waltz and wondered why it seemed different then the music you heard on the radio?
There is a reason for that!
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Lesson Objectives

• The learner will be able to recognize the purpose and function of 3/4 Time Signature, and its role in music.
• The learner will be able to differentiate between dotted half, half note and quarter note.
• The learner will be able to decode, count and notate rhythms in 3/4 with above note values

3/4 Time Signature

The 3/4 time signature means there are three quarter notes (or any combination of notes that equals three quarter notes) in every measure. As we learned in the prior lesson, because there is a 4 on the bottom, the quarter note gets the beat (or pusle). The 3/4 time signature is sometimes called waltz time.

Dotted Notes

The DOT (.) added to any note tells us that you are to add half the value of the note.

To the left, we see a half note, which is worth two beats. We then add on half of the value. Half of two is one, so we need to add one beat to the original two beats. This means that the dotted note is worth three beats.

3/4 Time Signature File:Work11.pdf

Objective: Understanding how to counting notes in 3/4 time signature.

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MUSIC THEORY MINI-COURSE

Course Description

The purpose of this mini-course is to provide a basic introduction to the concepts and terms of Music. It is intended for students with no formal background in music theory. This course will lead to an understating of the fundamental elements of musicianship that include musical notation, pitch, meter and rhythm. The ultimate intent of this course is to develop the learners ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic fundamentals of music theory.

What will you know at the end of this mini-course?

• The learner will develop a basic understanding of a musical notation system, building a theoretical foundation and understanding of music theory.
• The learner will identify and differentiate between the Treble and Bass Clefs.
• The learner will be able to demonstrate fundamental concepts of music (staff, clefs, pitch, etc.)
• The learner will be able to demonstrate musical notation.
• The learner understand and demonstrate simple meter.

UNIT 1

Lesson 1 Importance of Music

Target Objective:

• Learner will be able to describe the role music has on their life.

Lesson 2 The Staff

Target Objective:

• The learner will be able to describe and identify the purpose of the music staff.
• The learner will be able to describe pitch.

UNIT 2

Lesson 1 Treble Clef

Target Objective:

• Recognize the treble clef, how to draw the clef and be able to identify pitches on a treble clef staff, including ledger lines.

Lesson 2 Bass Clef

Target Objective:

• Recognize the bass clef, how to draw the clef and be able to identify pitches on a bass clef staff, including ledger lines.

Lesson 3 The Grand Staff

Target Objective:

• Recognize the relationships between the treble and bass clef and how it is incorporated in the grand staff.

UNIT 3

Lesson 1 Time Signatures 4/4

Target Objective:

• Accurately describe the purpose and function of a time signature.
• Differentiate between whole note, half note and quarter note.
• Differentiate between whole rests, half rests and quarter rests.
• Decode, count and notate rhythms in 4/4 with above note values

Lesson 2 Time Signatures 3/4

Target Objective:

• Recognize the purpose and function of 3/4 Time Signature, and its role in music.
• Differentiate between dotted half, half note and quarter note.
• Decode, count and notate rhythms in 3/4 with above note values

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