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Counting Half Notes on Piano

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Learn How To Count Half Notes On The Piano!

I'm going to tell you about half notes as they relate to 4/4, or common, time. In common time, there are four quarter note beats per measure. If you turn on your metronome and play one note per click, you are playing quarter notes.

Since a half note lasts for twice as long as a quarter note, then you should play one note every two beats of the metronome in order to play half notes. There are two half notes in a measure of 4/4 time.

For the next lesson, you can practice couting quarter notes.

Beginner Piano Lessons
1. Learn To Play Piano 7. Counting Whole Notes
2. Proper Posture 8. Counting Quarter Notes
3. Proper Hand Posture 9. Counting Half Notes
4. Piano Chord Progressions 10. Mary Had A Little Lamb
5. Finger Speed Exercises 11. Row Your Boat
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