Last week, we covered the idea of Note Duration and Whole Notes. This week we move onto Half Notes.
Half Notes are literally half the value of a Whole Note. A Whole Note is held for four beats, therefore a Half Note receives two beats.
You should hear the metronome clicking away. Each one of those clicks is a beat. A half note will occupy 2 of those clicks.
Let’s play a simple half note melody using only the white keys. Touch the record button (the red circle located at the top of the screen). After the four click Count-In, choose a white key and hold it down for two clicks. Then move on to a different white key and hold that for two beats. Continue this process until you reach the end of the 8 measure grid located above the keyboard.
Now, press the play button to hear your genius, 8-measure half note melody!