Lesson 13 - Section 1
Ties for Notes
There 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 on the staff in the image for this section. 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.
Lesson 13 - Section 2
Our next and last topic is Dotted Notes. Look at the red arrows on the staff in the image for this section. Each is pointing to the use of a dotted note. In the last measure on the right, there is 1 quarter note rest followed by a dotted half note. The composer chose to dot the half note instead of tying 1 quarter note to 1 half note. It is easier to read than using a tie. The same goes for the middle measure. It is easier for the player to count a dotted half note than 1 quarter note tied to a half note.
Lesson 13 - Section 3
All Done with Starter Studies!
So . . . now it’s that time . . .