Bottom Number Value
1 Whole note
2Half note
4Quarter note
8Eighth note
16Sixteenth note
Common Time
Same as 4/4 time

Cut Time
Same as 4/4 but everything is cut in half.
Example: a half note = 1 quarter note, a whole note = 1 half note.

Back to the...On to the...
Clefs lessonTypes of Notes

[ Introduction | Clefs | Time Signatures | Types of Notes | Types of Rests | Basic Counting I ]
[ Basic Counting II | Symbols | Shaping | Return to Education Section ]

Learning to Read Music, Created by Kevin Lux for
DataDragon Information Services