The melody becomes the strength of a song, because given the lyrics that can be sung. The lyrics and melody are what usually determines whether or not the song by the community. Rarely do people pay attention to musical accompaniment melody (accompaniment) and rhythm, whereas the musical accompaniment also determines the harmony of the song. Like a painting, musical accompaniment is the background color (background) of a painting, while the melody is the object form of painting. If the background is not in accordance with the theme of the painting, it would seem unsightly. Likewise, the musical accompaniment that does not correspond to the song melody will form not pleasant to hear. Therefore, each music constituent elements are mutually supportive.
Before examining one by one we must first know what the tone. The tone is a sound or noise that has regularity. The intention is sound or noise that has a single frequency. This is what determines the value of the frequency of high and low tone. Tone sequences composed tone gradually or tiered so-called Ladder Tone, and usually written with alphabet “A” to “G”. When we learn the music, of course, we also will learn about the notation. But you know what is meant by the notation? The notation is a symbol in the music to sound with a certain pitch. There are two kinds of notation, the notation and notation numbers. Notation figures, as the name implies, the notation is denoted by numbers. While the notation is, notations denoted by dots, either sessile or otherwise placed in-line stave.
The stave is in the form of five parallel lines and the spaces are useful to put the emblem to indicate the duration of each tone and the tone heights. Pitch depicted vertically while the time (rhythm) depicted horizontally. Tone duration indicated in beats. In notation, five striped stave systems used as the basis. Together with a description of the tempo, beats, dynamics, and instrumentation used, notations placed on staves and read from left to right. Read notation is the expertise (sight reading skills) that should be sharpened continuously at any time by the students. How not, so we learn new songs, the ability to read notation will accelerate mastery of the song. From the available statistics, the average student having difficulties in reading notation that is because they are not informed about the right ways, or their teachers do not know / less implementing it in each teaching session.
Here below are tips to develop skills in reading notation (sight reading) with either – Observation keys (clef), scales (key signatures) and time signature (time signature).- Feel the pulse in our bodies to tap, clap, pat, and snaps! Choose tempo is not too fast or too slow! Rhythm is a very important factor in the ability of sight reading. – Sing tone with “la”, “ma”, “na” or alphabet tone “C”, “D”, “E” of each melody in the right hand and left hand separately.- Visualize the finger is being played on the piano keys without tolling, place your fingers on your lap.- Play songs while still counting and feel the pulse while the eyes still look towards scores!- Assess your own game, whether accurate or not? If not, once again played at a slower tempo…