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Reading Music for guitar beginners – Part 3: Tempo and Note Length

Tempo, Time Signature and Note Values “Duration” – the “length” of each note – is the second basic property of all notes. (The first was “pitch”.) If you tap your foot at a consistent rate of, say, 60 taps per minute (once every second), that would be called a tempo of 60 bpm (beats per

Learning to Read Music is actually pretty easy

Learning to read traditional music notation is scoffed at by many amateur guitar players. But it is just one more step to becoming a skilled musician. It’s similar in important ways to learning how to read English (or French, or Spanish, or any other language). Except learning to read the language of traditional music notation