In this lesson, we learn how rhythm is shown in music. This is called rhythm notation.
Simple Rhythm Notation
In music, we use different colored and shaped notes to show rhythm.
- All notes have a “head”, which is the circle part of the note.
- Some notes have a “stem”, which is the stick that is attached to the note.
- Even other notes have “beams” that attach two notes together.
The most basic unit of notation
Two quarter notes are equal to one half note
Four Quarter Notes are Equal to One Whole Note
Rhythm Notation Quiz