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LearningViolin
Hi Beth! Do you have a mini-series on Timing and Rhythm? Although I play piano, I've never felt overly confident that I truly understand. Memories of my piano teacher saying "apple pie", "one-e-and-uh" and things like that.....still confuses me! Thanks, Janice
LearningViolin
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Posted: May 25, 2010
Last Comment: June 1, 2010
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jack
Posted: June 1, 2010
Janice, did you get your book yet? Amazingly enough, I found Shanet's book at my local library and began to read. What a great find! I wish I had known about this book when I first started to learn about reading music. His book is awesome and very simple to read. I read all kinds of books when I first started, but this book is by far the most simple and well explained music book yet. I will definitely be adding this book to my collection.

LearningViolin
Posted: May 26, 2010
Thanks! I've ordered the book & plan to work on internalizing the beats until it comes more naturally. Thank you again for your help - this is something I've been embarressed to admit to teachers thru the years but realize that unless I get a better handle on it and become more confident in my note-knowledge, I'll never progress to the level I want to be at. I'm going to also look around for any of my old piano theory books.

LearningViolin
Posted: May 26, 2010
I hadn't seen that video - that was excellent! I'm gratified to hear that hearing "1,2,3,4" and similar things IS crazy. :) Thinking of the different types of notes as subdivions of the timing will help. Your video is a couple of levels deeper than what I would like to go back to - a basic review of notes: quarter, half, dotted half, eighth, etc. If those could be explained (or maybe I just need time to process the thoughts in your previous video) in the subdivision way of thinking.... The flags on the notes - the eighth notes with a dot after them... Also, any ideas on being able to remember the names of the types of notes? I still have problems looking at something and calling it by it's name (like "That's a sixteenth note"). Perhaps that comes with a better understanding about subdivisions? As far as Timing, explaining common time, cut time, 6/8...... how to be able to translate the quarter note in the different timings. I've been working on Ave Maria (way over my head but I think I finally have it...or close to it!). It's in Cut time, has dotted quarter notes - but some have 2 dots after them and then the double flags ...... I have a pretty strong "ear" and can fake my way thru the timing once I hear a song - but as you can tell, I'm still lacking some elementary music skill in this area. Thanks for all your time - you really have a gift for teaching.