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Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« on: December 22, 2008, 10:22:56 PM »
My daughter is learning to read sheet music now. Here are some resources that I'm using to teach her--and myself!

http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebies.html

http://musiced.about.com/od/freestuff/a/freepianosheets.htm

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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 08:14:02 AM »
Thanks for the resource. I noticed on level 4, "amazing grace song", it is in 3/4 time and some of the measures have a half note with a triplet. If im not mistaken, I think that should be a dotted quarter note with a triplet so that it can equal three counts. I figured it was done this way for practical purposes. Regardless, this a very good resource. I definently need to work on my sight reading. 

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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 09:11:15 AM »
Thanks for the resource. I noticed on level 4, "amazing grace song", it is in 3/4 time and some of the measures have a half note with a triplet. If im not mistaken, I think that should be a dotted quarter note with a triplet so that it can equal three counts. I figured it was done this way for practical purposes. Regardless, this a very good resource. I definently need to work on my sight reading. 

Actually, the sheet music is correct. In 3/4 time, a triplet is played on one beat; a half note is two beats, and a dotted quarter note equals one and a half beats. To get three beats, you need a half note and a quarter note, or in this case a triplet.

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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 11:49:52 AM »
Actually, the sheet music is correct. In 3/4 time, a triplet is played on one beat; a half note is two beats, and a dotted quarter note equals one and a half beats. To get three beats, you need a half note and a quarter note, or in this case a triplet.

That's correct.  A dotted quarter note plus a triplet would only give u 2 1/2 beats, which means u would need another eigth note or 2 sixteenth notes to finish it out.
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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 12:52:40 PM »
OK this may be a really dumb question, but is there such a thing as a 16th note triplet? It seems all triplets i have seen are written as 8th notes.
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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 02:09:55 PM »
OK this may be a really dumb question, but is there such a thing as a 16th note triplet? It seems all triplets i have seen are written as 8th notes.

Yes, there is a such thing.  I've played both 8th note and 16th note triplets before in my classical music stuff.  16th note triplets are written the same way as the 8th note triplets are, except u will see the extra bar there.
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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 05:46:23 PM »
Yes, there is a such thing.  I've played both 8th note and 16th note triplets before in my classical music stuff.  16th note triplets are written the same way as the 8th note triplets are, except u will see the extra bar there.

Yep. And key signature will tell you what beat they would get. In a 4/4, 3/4 signature a 16th note triplet would get a 1/2 beat, while in a 6/8, they'd get a whole beat.

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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009, 04:20:42 PM »
OK this may be a really dumb question, but is there such a thing as a 16th note triplet? It seems all triplets i have seen are written as 8th notes.

There are even 32nd and 64th triplets when you get to the more more advanced stuff.
I have that kind of stuff always in my classical flute music lol.
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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009, 06:45:26 PM »
I've seen 128th notes.

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Re: Free Beginner Piano Sheet Music
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 08:42:13 PM »
There are even 32nd and 64th triplets when you get to the more more advanced stuff.
I have that kind of stuff always in my classical flute music lol.
It's always a TON of fun... haha.
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Yeah i can understand it for flutes but i wonder at its practicality for piano.
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