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Postby Brother_Bong » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:02 pm

Dude, real good job, can you please explain dotted notes? I think I saw them used in one of your explanations. I believe it was measure 5 of "involved figures".
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Postby llllarry » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:13 pm

Wow, this is pretty much been the stuff that my drum teacher has nailed into my head for the past 8 months. This stuff isn't really "fun", but it's good to know.

Dotted notes count for 1 1/2 time the regular value. For example, 1 quarter note=2 half notes, but 1 dotted quarter note=3 half notes. Maybe someone can expand on that a little.
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Postby imjeffcanudigit » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:07 pm

sweett if i learn the stuf on here i can grow faster when i take lesson thanks for all the helpfull information Alan. :)
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Postby Alan_ » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:23 pm

@ Bong: yup, a dot makes ANYTHING (any note or rest) 1.5x as long.

thanks for the compliments, I aim to demonstrate some notation indigenous to drum music next.
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Postby nutha jason » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:50 am

cool thread and thread idea. and also very nice lessons.

i've got a whole section on my site devoted to reading so i won't put up loads here just visit
http://jasonhorsler.tripod.com/id77.html

but here is a diagram from the site:
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See further ... stand on the shoulders of giants.
http://jasonhorsler.tripod.com/id10.html
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Postby Alan_ » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:54 am

heck yeah!!! good stuff.

that last image especially, that was part of the next installment. Now I don't have to use crappy MS Paint to draw that out.

So, slightly truncated drum notation installment next time round.
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Postby Brother_Bong » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:27 am

Alan_ wrote:@ Bong: yup, a dot makes ANYTHING (any note or rest) 1.5x as long.

thanks for the compliments, I aim to demonstrate some notation indigenous to drum music next.

Cool, thanks.
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Postby Alan_ » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:02 pm

I'm excited to see a few people getting into this thread.

One side benefit of learning how to read music is that it lays the groundwork for sequencing electronic music, if you're into that sort f thing.
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Postby imjeffcanudigit » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:46 am

i'm finally takin some time to start learning this stuf on here.
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Postby PHANTOM PATRIOT » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:28 pm

THANKS, I PRINTED A COPY OF THIS THREAD... NOW IM PRINTING 4 MORE UPON REQUEST OF THE BAND
THE MORE YOU DO THE MORE YOU GET...

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Postby Rob Crisp » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:58 am

Alan, fair play to you for doing this! If I was wearing a hat I'd gladly take it off to you. :)
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Postby Alan_ » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:38 am

If anyone wants me to, I can also elaborate on reading music other than drum music, stuff like what the staffs mean, where the notes are in relation to the notes on a piano or guitar, etc.
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Postby CHAOSTROPHY » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:58 am

thank you alan for this ive been needing to get back to the basics and rudiments but its been so long since i have practiced my notation sight reading i forgot how fun it can be and since ive been playing for 20 plus years and for the last 10 or so years without even reading a single note its good to get back to the basics and discover it doesnt bother me or hinder my creative and or natural abilities from playing thru feel and heart because your lesson post have helped me to realize the heart and feel of notation and i just see and understand it now as opposed to when i was much younger and less patient so...thanks again alan and keep up the good work
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Postby Lancelot Frosty » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:47 am

Hey man, thanks for the help, particularly in the time sig bit.
Keep the good work up. :D
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Postby rlrrll » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:09 pm

Good job here Alan!!




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