Reading Music



Staff is constituted of five parallel lines.  Bars delimit measures.  The Sol key   


indicates where is the Sol note by the point of its buckle .


 The 4 / 4 sign means that a measure contains 4 duration notes 1 / 4  who is a quarter .


We can add lines over or under staff  ( as for the Do note ) .





To fill a measure it is necessary to have a note called whole  or two notes


called  half or four notes called quarter  or eight notes called eight .


Of course duration can vary provided that the total of times of all notes


and  possible silences is equal to the duration of a measure .


To each duration of note corresponds a duration of silence ( rest ) .


If a dot is situated after a note we have to play it 1 / 2 time more long .


If two notes are linked we play only a duration equal to the two .


If three notes are linked with the inscription three ( 3 ) this is a tuplet .


These three notes have to be played with a duration corresponding to two notes .                    

If sharps or flats are situated beside the key that means that these


alterations have to be applied on all notes with the same name .


The natural sign serves to cancel all preceding sharps or preceding flats  .


 If bars of measures are double and associated with two dots that indicates that it


is necessary to repeat measures situated between these bars .



The drums are symbolized by a simpler manner because there are no notes .


Duration between  sounds are drawing in the same manner that notes .


 A lot of current rhythms are played in  measures with four time ( 4  / 4 ) .


Base for drums :  bass drum on time 1 and 3 , snare drum on time 2 and 4 .