Lesson 2: the duration of notes, rhythms and alternating bar, el condor pasa

Lesson 2: the duration of notes, rhythms and alternating bar, el condor pasa

Well, miss? How is the chromatic exercise, played slowly and well? AC bar will not be lost, the left hand is free, right rests? Then continue…

the Duration of the notes.

let’s Start from afar…

Each track is played in a heartbeat, «rate». For example, the pulse of most pop songs can be described as «pumas-thousand-pumas-thousand”. Or ‘uuuuum-tyyyyy-uuuuum-tyyyyyif the song is slow. Each of these «PUM» or «thousand (or, rather, the time from the beginning of some «PUM» next to him «thousand”), take a «quarter».

There’s this thing called «the metronome. She’s ticking like a clock, only loud and we need pace. Ticking it in quarters, that is, if you put a metronome on the song and correctly to pick up its pace, then each click of the metronome should either match ’PUM»or «thousand”. Seems a little bit figured out…

If you take notes with a metronome (i.e. «1 note = 1 click»), it turns out that we play quarters, and such notes are called quarter (i.e. last quarter). And then comes the usual arithmetic elementary school…

If you play on two approximately equal to the duration of notes on each click of the metronome, they will be the eighth since the last two times less than a quarter. If we divide them even in half, they will be the sixteenth, and so on. If you play a single note on two clicks, i.e. two times the duration of a quarter, you get a half note, and if it in two times, you get a whole. More still will not.

Whole note lasts four beats of the metronome, so, back to the original analogy, it ’s pumas-thousand-pumas-thousand”. In most pop songs this duration is called tact and is one of equal to and duplicate pieces of the pulse of the song. That is, for a single firing ’pumas-thousand-pumas-thousand» other’pumas-thousand-pumas-thousand”), then a third, and so on, until the desired song. In the musical party (tablature) the beginning of a new stroke is indicated by a vertical bar.

it Happens that several notes are to the first stage, they are called «lead».

Music is the size at which the beat is four quarters called the size «4/4” and is written at the beginning of a musical party (or tablature). Other sizes will be considered later.

to distinguish between whole, half, quarter, and other notes, they invented notation:

Eighth, sixteenth, and other notes «tails» can be combined most of these «tails» group for beauty and convenience.

Rhythmic patterns and a variable stroke.

a Different sequence of durations of notes are «patterns». For example, ‘canter”, or standard football “settings”. Try tap out their hand on the table, for example):

Now look at how a variable stroke behaves in combination with rhythmic figures. The essence of a variable stroke not in constant alternating strokes up and down, and in constant alternating hand movements up and down that it was «rhythm». Consider a simple example:

Rhythmic pattern (not going to clarify what exactly it notes) consists of alternating quarters and eighth pairs, so they are already familiar gallop. The shortest note in it will be the eighth, and eighth pair in accordance with a variable stroke should be played up and down.

now attention! We need not to disrupt the rhythm of the movements of the right hand! That means it should move up and down at a pace that asked the eighth. A quarter is two eighth, will begin its stroke down, and when you hear half notes, return the hand back up, not touching the string. I.e. will make the bar up, not taking notes. Our quarter will continue to sound, and the hand will move up and down in the rhythm of eighth notes. Further, we extract the eighth touch down and touch up.

Thus, the right hand moves in a constant rhythm, and rhythmic pattern consists of notes of different duration. Touch down is indicated by «N», and touch up – “V”with this in mind, start by adjusting our rhythmic pattern.

a Pause.

Sometimes the tool is not playing anything. And it’s good. If all the instruments were played constantly, the ear would quickly get accustomed to the monotonous noise and didn’t hear the accents of the music and the beauty of the sounds.

Pause, too, have a duration, and it is absolutely the same as the notes:

to better understand and empathize with alternating strokes in different rhythmic patterns offered to play the following rhythm patterns on one string. And to check the internal sense of rhythm, they need to play under the metronome, which, I remind you, knocking quarters. Play slowly, so I had time to think, and every detail was correct.

Please note! Blow down must always coincide with the beginning of tact! The first note of the bar, as a rule, allocated, stress, and stroke down stronger (though you should try to keep all the strokes were the same), and easier, more natural, as the hand moves down under the action of gravity, and up – against her.

Therefore, the touch down must be the same «shock share”, which is the note attributable to the beginning of the cycle.

First work – it ’El Condor Pasa.

so, after playing a few days rhythmic patterns, you can begin development of the first musical works – well-known classic song El Condor Pasa (Flight of the Condor).

Tablature party contained in the attached to the class file, which opens the Guitar Pro program.

Touches it painted, duration features, and all the rest you already know. In the fight! And don’t forget, it is better to play slowly and well, quickly and badly.

Author: Roman Petrikowski

Learning to play the electric guitar.
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