Young Beginner Violin Theory from 10.28.16
Teachers: Hope Barker, Celeste Erin
Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I just want to remind you that next Friday I will not be there as I will be in Oklahoma. But, I’m sure you’ll have fun with Mrs. Jonnah and Miss Celeste.
Here were your assignments:
- We finished Lesson 2, Line 3 and 4 in your rhythm book.
- We also finished a page that I gave you on time signatures and bar lines.
Time signatures are sometimes confusing, and sometimes difficult to remember. There are four common ones: 4/4, 2/4, 6/8, and one we did not talk about, 2/2. 2/2 is called cut time. You will learn more about it in your upcoming theory years. The other three time signatures, however, are ones you must have down soon.
Remember, the top number is the number of beats in a measure, and the bottom number is what note gets the beat. Try to remember the pie I drew on the whiteboard.
You will learn more about time signatures in rhythm exercises, and when playing your instrument in class. Keep working hard, it will pay off. If you need help on any subject we cover in theory, just ask, and I will do my best to explain it.
Have a wonderful week!
Bonus Question worth 2 tickets: How many beats are in 6/8 time, and what note gets the beat? ~Hint: the bottom number is eight, which sounds like an ______ note.