How I Read Music Like A Pro

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Music 101: How to Read Music like a PRO in 24 hours By Jean Rhoda Nambassa Copyright ? 2015 Introduction. Musical notes are a language that has evolved over thousands of years and the notation that we know today, there are more than 300 years. Music notation is a representation of sound by symbols of a simple notation for pitch, length and timing to more advanced features of expression, timbre, and even special effects. This book will show you the basics of reading music, some more advanced methods and how you can learn more about the subject. This guide focuses on musical notations and symbols found on sheet music; note counts, accidentals, time signatures, key signatures, breaks, codas, ornaments, and articulations, to mention a few. This guide will also include pictures and simplified definitions to make it easier for you to understand. Modern musical notation was derived from European Classical music and is still used by musicians around the world. In the middle of the 19th century, it was said that the monasteries in Europe began developing notations for Gregorian chant using neumes* or the earliest musical notation. The roots of modern musical notation symbols are originally from the Roman Catholic Church. Neumes These were the earliest form of musical notation, used during the middle ages by Christians, which are still being used for Gregorian chants and plainsongs (or plainchants) nowadays. Quick Trivia ?Did you know that the earliest form of musical
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