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posted: 9/27/2005 at 4:35:56 PM ET
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i am in a class called music app. and history and we are on notes such as 1/4,1/8th and 16. i need to compose something and i just dont get it.we did this thing in class where we clapped once for a 1/4 note and so on.I cant remember what to do for the rest of the notes.can someone PLEASE help me??? I am so lost.

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posted: 9/27/2005 at 5:44:38 PM ET
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Just imagine a bar of music as a bar of soap, cut into four parts..this gives you four beats in the bar. Then cut each part in half..this gives you eight beats, and half of these is 16.
The important thing to remember is that the whole is a bar, and you are required to fit the beats so that the total of each bar adds up to four full beats, no matter what combination of part-beats you use.

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posted: 9/27/2005 at 9:00:26 PM ET
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Not to try and complicate things, but sometimes there are rests. There is a comparable rest for each note value: 1/6, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and whole rests. The rest means that no note is played for that value.You can find out more about this on www.teoria.com.

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