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It’s time to develop the musical rhythm

the lessons : It’s time to develop the musical rhythm

Learning music consists of several aspects - the development of hearing and memory, the setting of hands, possibly setting the voice, if you want to learn how to sing, and, of course, developing a sense of musical rhythm. It was believed that it was a sense of rhythm that was difficult to develop. Yes, it happens that it is either there or not, but this does not mean at all that it cannot be developed. With due diligence and zeal, everything will work out.

The word “rhythm” is popular not only in the musical sphere, but its essence is similar everywhere - commensurability, measuredness - this is the meaning of the Greek word “rhythm”. In music, rhythm refers to the alternation of strong and weak beats and long and short durations. If we take a familiar piece of music and intentionally incorrectly perform it, changing the rhythmic structure, then even if you recognize the composition, you will feel that something is wrong there. Let's try ">

Learned? Remotely resembles our "Christmas tree". This is her, darling, the notes are exactly the same, but the rhythm is distorted beyond recognition, and the emphasis is shifted.

The content of the article

    • Strong and weak stakes in music
  • There is a meter in music
    • The simplest size is 2/4

Strong and weak stakes in music

Remember, when you learned to read, the teacher told you about stressed and unstressed syllables. Forgive me readers who are tired of the notorious "Christmas tree", but the example is very convenient and indicative. So,

Little Christmas tree, it’s cold, wintry,

From the forest we took the Christmas tree.

Musical percussion syllables are called strong beats, and unstressed syllables are called weak beats. In notes it looks like this:

Alternating strong and weak shares in the amount of 2 \ 4

Please note that strong lobes are indicated by a red down arrow, and weak ones by a blue up arrow.

There is a meter in music

There is another concept that is extremely important for the concept of rhythm. This is the so-called "meter." No, not the one that measures the fabrics in the store, but the one that has a musical meter or metro rhythm in music.

Hearing music, we all come to mind account. We consider only one composition as “one, two” or “one, two, three, four, ” and the other as “one, two, three." Now try just repeating - “One, two, three, four. One two three four. One two three four". There is an association with charging and march, though ">

So, this feeling of dichotomy or tripartite is called a meter or metro rhythm.

Bipartite meters correspond to sizes 2 \ 4, 4 \ 4, 2 \ 2. And tripartite - 3 \ 4, 3 \ 8, 6 \ 8. (Looking ahead, I’ll say that there are also non-standard complex sizes like 5 \ 4 or 12 \ 8, but this is too early, just take into account that it has a place to be.)

In the meantime, we will take up the simple dimensions.

The simplest size is 2/4

It is with him that the development of a sense of musical rhythm begins. What does it mean? In each measure, we count "one, two" or "one and two and." And a measure is where the word “little” fits in our Christmas tree, in the second measure - “Christmas tree”, in the third - “cold zi”, in the fourth - “mine”, etc. As a share, we have a quarter note, which can be represented both in the form of a quarter and in the form of two eights. “One and” is the first share, and “two and” is the second. And it doesn’t matter how many notes there are - one, two, three or four.

Some variants of rhythmic constructions in the amount of 2 \ 4

Here are collected the most common rhythmic constructions of a bipartite size. It will be very useful to tap these rhythms with both hands - the lower thread - with the left hand and the upper - with the right. If you can’t do it right away with two hands, then start one at a time, and then connect it. No need to clap all measures at once - it's hard. Take, say, the first three measures or the first line and train. And so that you can understand how to slam, watch the video - there I lost these rhythms with the score without any melody.

In future lessons, we will dwell on some complex rhythmic elements, and as an example I will give you simple pieces for independent learning.

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