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."
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."