9. 1 Beat 8th Note Clichés

Read and Play Music Rhythms Part 2 – 8th Note Clichés
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This lesson will discuss what are the typical 8th note clichés and Seth will show you how to count these eighth notes as 1 beat clichés.


Hey guys what's going on today we're going to be looking at different ways to write eight notes. These are a few different ways we can do it. You'll see the single eighth note, little tail here, then we've got two eighth notes or we can tie it together. And we can have four eighth notes. We're not going to be looking at eighth note, rest during this video because things just really start getting crazy with eighth notes and 16th when you start adding rest, so let's just look at these basic cliches. Okay, so to better understand what these sound like, let's compare them to a quarter note.

Okay, so we've got our quarter note here. Okay, so this is a one beat cliche because if we have four beats in a measure, you could have four of these though. Bom Bom Bom. So this fits into one beat. But now, this is also a one beat cliche. So this is a one beat cliche one note, but we can also put two A's within this note, so here divide this into two so a quarter to quarter and a half and then we get two eighths.

And notice I've got them you've got the head of the note down with the tails up or you can have the head here and down. Same thing, same thing. Okay, so here we have Bob. But we can also have Bom Bom. So for these would sound like this. Bom Bom for this, this time.

Bom bom bom bom bom bom bom, right? Okay so just like in this example we had this quarter note which was like a one beat cliche and within this one beat cliched quarter note. We can fit two eighth notes. So our Bom Bom. So here we've got a two beat cliche, two quarter notes. And within these two quarter notes we can fit for eighth notes this cliche here so this would be our bom, bom, bom, bom

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