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Note Ties

Student NotesThere are two other types of notation we need to talk about in Starter Studies. Soon you will be moving on to Intermediate Studies and there are a few loose ends to wrap up before you go. Speaking of loose ends, let's talk about "Ties." Look at the red arrows above. See the curved line that seems to connect two notes together? This is called a "Tie." A "tie" ties two notes together. If the composer wants the last note in one measure to be held over into the next measure, he/ she will use a "tie."

The first red arrow has "tied" two eighth notes together. Two eight notes "tied" together equal 1 quarter note. That is how long this note would be held (for the count of 1 quarter note). The same is true for the next red arrow. As you can see they are the same (2 eighth notes tied together). You would count either example as "No-tey-ey Tey."

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