Yeah , let's talk about basic rhythm , right ?
You're gonna hear a lot of terms .
Maybe you remember some of them from grade school whole notes , half notes , quarter notes and then a special one called dotted half notes .
Let's start with whole notes .
So whole notes whole , right ?
We have to remember that because this equals four beats for us .
So all that means is I'm gonna play the first beat and let it ring 234 , right ?
And then I gotta do something else .
So 12341 , 23 , 41234 .
So all I'm doing is playing our chords ge minor C and D right on the first beat and letting it ring for four .
So now I can break that in half , right ?
And that's called a half note .
So half of the hole .
So the hole used to be 4.5 is now two .
So all that requires is I'm gonna play every chord for two beats .
I'm going 12 , 12 or you can say 123 , four , right ?
One 234 or 12 , 12 .
All right .
The next one we could talk about is quarter notes .
So a quarter of the whole , the whole was four quarter is one , all that means is I'm gonna play on every single beat one two , 34123 4123 , 1234 .
And then last , let's talk about dotted half note .
Now the dot does something special to every note .
What the dot does is it takes half of the value of the note .
In this case , we're talking about a dotted half note , right ?
So half , if you remember is two beats , right ?
So we're taking half of that , which is one and we're gonna add it back to the original note value .
So dotted half note equals three beats , right ?
Two plus half of itself , one equals three beats .
And we're just gonna play a chord and let it ring for three beats .
One , 23123123123 .
And there you go .
Simple rhythm .