Talk:Fundamentals of Music

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 I'm trying to think of a better way to reclarify the Piano reference in the Treble Cleff 
section, but I can't come up with any better ways of saying it, keep in mind that we
need to assume they know NOTHING about reading music at this point.-Medrin 14:25, 19 October 2006 (UTC)


I corrected answer three on the modifiers section. '3. How many sixteenth notes are in a dotted whole note?' The correct answer is 24. H4x5k8 21:15, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Surely there ought to be some diagrams on this page?? - Matt.kaner

  • re: diagrams - working on it --Kittybriton 22:20, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


I think the whole Treble Clef section is a little confusing. The information is good, but maybe we could change the order of it. When I'm teaching my kids the treble clef, the most important aspect of the treble clef is it's position of the treble clef compared to the grand staff and which instruments use it. As a choral teacher I add in that Tenors, Altos, and Sopranos use this clef. After that is when I go into that the clef is called the G clef because the curl in the middle wraps around the "G". At this point I would have a diagram/image that shows the letters names that correspond with the clef as opposed to having it written as you do in the next paragraph.

As for the Treble Clef I would just say the right hand of the piano typically uses the treble clef whereas the bass line is played with the left. I think that's basic enough for everyone to understand.

Also I have a ton of worksheets I'd like to eventually add to this page. I haven't done enough research on how to do this but let me know if you think that's a good place for us to go right now. In addition to that, let me know if you have trouble finding images to add.

Diagrams and/or pictures[edit]

This article would be much easier to understand for a complete novice like me if pictures and/or diagrams where used. There are several references to note or score symbols and it would be quite helpfull if these symbols were shown and likewise for the references to specific placements. --87.62.150.202 (discuss) 14:45, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Dotted notes[edit]

There is a mistake in the text. It says that a dot adds half the value of the note, which is correct. Then it says that a second dot adds half the value of the previous note and dot combined. This is not true. The second dot adds half the value of the first dot. For instance a dotted 8th is equal to the 8th plus a 16th. A double dotted 8th is equal to the 8th plus the 16th plus a 32nd.