Lets Begin Reading Music! HB


Introduction to Notes

The Quarter Note:

The black ovals are called note heads. The lines pointing up and down are called stems.

Counting The Quarter Note

  1. Set your metronome to ♩=60
  2. Start the first quarter note (1) on the first click
  3. Start the second quarter note (2) on the second click
  4. Continue this process with note 3 & 4
  5. There are 4 clicks/notes per measure in our example:


Let’s Count It

Each time the metronome clicks, say 1,2,3,4, looking at the image below:


Let’s Play It

  1. Identify the name and fingering of the note
  2. Click here if you need assistance with step 1
  3. Set your metronome to ♩=60
  4. Each time the metronome clicks- play a quarter note
  5. There are 4 clicks in the measure, so you’ll play 4 separate quarter notes in this exercise

Here’s an Example

If you’re having difficulty figuring this out, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Listen to the audio below and play with me as many times as necessary.