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PART ONE - BASIC PRACTICAL THEORY MODULE

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF

EASY PRACTICAL THEORY

1a.  There are 12 notes in Music

The Musical Alphabet

There are 12 notes in the musical alphabet

Just like there are 12 months in the year and

Just like the months and the years they too continually

Repeat themselves

See how the notes on the keyboard below

Repeat themselves?

1b.  What are the Black Notes?

The Black Notes are called

Enharmonic equivalents

Black Notes such as C sharp and D flat (C# and Db) are

only one note, with one sound but two possible names, because the note of C# or Db is higher in pitch than C and lower in pitch than D.

There is no black note between E and F or B and C

To memorize this you could think of something like

eat Energy Foods (E - F) when Bitterly Cold (B - C)

Or Easter Friday (E - F) - Birth of Christ (B - C)

Or  make up your own memory aid

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