Woodbury, I. B. (Issac Baker), 1819-1858 (ed.) / The new lute of Zion: a collection of sacred music, designed for the use of congregations generally, but more especially the Methodist Episcopal Church
The music teacher, pp. [III]-XXXVIII
E MUSIC TEACHER. breve), repre- t of a F time or notes. half? w many to a whole ? A. Four, the length of sounds very fully, totat value of notes. The pupil should be required to name the following notes. 1 2 8 4 5 a 7 8 9 10 11 12 The figures thus, (I.) are used to denote two half notes in a measure; the upper fgre indicating the kind of measure (double measure), au the lower figure the kind of notes in a measure (half notes). Sixtg the follow- ing exercise, accenting the down beat : denotes doule measure, because the upe figuxe is 2. The lower figure 4 denotes that quarter notes are used; thus, res 3are used, the upper figure indicates triple measure, er figure indicates kaif notes ; thus, f : I~ ff f if f: 2 If the lower figure had been 4, quarter notes should have been used; if 8, eighth notes, & . The figures 4* denote quadruple measure, four quar- ters being used in each measure; ttus, -4 ri r r ir r r r If thelwer figure be changed to 8, four eighths are used; if to 2, four halves. -indicates that therc are six eighths in each measure, the upper figure denoting the kind of measure, and the lower the kind of note in a measure; thus, Nor.-The pupils should sing all the above exercises to the syllable la (giving the proper accent), many times Over. The learner will also observe that the upper figure never changes except to give a different variety of time; for example, double measure is always represented by the figure 2, although the lower figure may be 2, 4, or even 8. Exer ielk tiw fllowing may now be sung: Row a- way, for now 'ti day.
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