#1
If I am writing a piece of music that has two notes, one that comes in on the 1 and then the other that comes in on the AND of 2, how do I write that out?
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#2
Assuming the first note is a quarter note, put an 'eighth' rest after it, then an eighth note for your second note. I'm also assuming you're writing this in standard notation.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Eighth_notes_and_rest.png

That shows 2 eighth notes, and an eighth rest. To make eighth notes into quarter notes, take the little flag looking hook off the top.
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Last edited by iain4444 at Jul 1, 2006,
#3
you know what, im actually revising my question. How do i write a note that stays for two and a half beats long?
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#4
Ok then, write two notes - the first a quarter note, and the second as a dotted quarter note (both as the same note. ex 'D'). Then "tie" them together, as shown here

http://www.hotfrets.com/images/TiedNotes.gif

that makes them basically one note, that rings for the allotted time value of both notes that are tied. I hope that makes sense

edit : This should explain dotted notes to you if you aren't sure what they are

http://www.odu.edu/al/wbartolo/values.gif

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Last edited by iain4444 at Jul 1, 2006,
#5
ah! it makes sense to me now! I think ive been writing the wrong way to do tht for a long time now. Thank you very much.
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