Duration of sounds
Duration of sounds is an essential factor in music. All articles of this category are about Duration of sounds.
Tempo and beat definitions: Tempo refers to the speed at which a piece of music will be played. Beat is a regular pulse which may be dictated by a metronome.
Learn about note values: Double-whole note (Breve), Whole note (Semibreve), Half note (Minim), Quarter note (Crotchet), Eighth note (Quaver), ...
Learn about rest values: double-whole rest (breve rest), whole rest (semibreve rest), half rest (minim rest), quarter rest (crotchet rest), ...
Relations between note and rest values
Learn about relations between note and rest values. All note values have their equivalent in rest values.
Dots and Ties
Learn about dots, double dots and ties. Dots, double dots ties and fermata are used to increase the value of a note or of a rest. Look at some of examples.
Measure (Bar). Learn all about Measure (Bar) and Bars (Barlines): Repeat bars (Repeat barlines), final bars (final barlines) and double bars (double barlines)
All about the time signature in music: The top number refer to the number of beats in one measure (bar) and the bottom number determine the value of one beat
Learn all about triplets: A triplet is a tuplet that permits to divide the beat (or more than 1 beat) by 3 in simple meters. Learn how to play triplets.
Learn all about duplets: A duplet is a tuplet that permits to divide the beat (or more than 1 beat) by 2 in compound meters. Learn how to play duplets.
Learn all about tuplets in this article, and how to read most common tuplets like triplets and duplets.
Repeat signs on score and in music theory: Learn how to read repeat signs, Dal Segno and Da Capo symbols.