Low Brass New Notes

Here are some notes from today’s lesson. Practice these patterns first as part of your daily warm-ups, then apply your understanding to “Let’s Take a Break.”

Your new (and old) notes:

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Your new (and old) notes:

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REMEMBER: All notes are natural unless there it is noted in the key signature or if there is an accidental (flat, natural, or sharp). You have B-flat and E-flat in your key signature. What accidentals do you see above? A flat makes a note lower. A-flat is a “half-step” lower than A-natural. A sharp (#) makes a note higher by raising a natural note up a “half-step”. A natural sign cancels a flat or sharp. It raises a flat note and lowers a sharp note.

ENHARMONICS: Two notes that are spelled differently but sound the same. A-sharp and B-flat sound the same, but they are written differently on the staff.

(We’ll talk more about WHY this is necessary later)

Your B-flat Major and g minor patterns:

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