Taurus Math/Science Challenge
 ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT!!! Read the information and complete the activities. When you finish, print this page and place it in your folder. Taureans love music. How is music written? Music is written with notes instead of letters. When you write words, you use commas and periods to create rhythm. Music punctuation, like sentences, also has pauses and stops. Each note also has timing. Look at the following measure, or musical sentence. The fraction you see is 4/4. That means that the measure has four single beats. 1-2-3-4.   If you want the reader to hold the note for four beats, you write a full note - an blank (empty) note with no line, or stem. See the first note. If you want the reader to hold the note for only two beats before going to the next note, you write a half-note - a blank note with a stem going up or down from it. See the second measure or paragraph. You need to half notes to complete a measure of four beats. If you want the reader to hold the note for only one beat before going to the next note, what do you think we would call that note? That's right, it would be half of the half note. Look at the third measure.Y ou would write a quarter note. A quarter note is filled in, with a stem going up or down from it. You need four quarter notes to complete a measure of four beats. If you want the reader to hold the note for half of a beat before going to the next note, what do you think we would call that note? That's right, it would be half of the quarter note. Look at the fourth measure. You would write a sixteenth note. A sixteenth note is filled in, with a stem going up or down from it with a little wing. You need eight sixteenth notes to complete a measure of four beats. Exercise: How long would you hold the whole note in the musical reading above? answer four beats How long would you hold each of the quarter notes? answer 1 beat How long would you hold each of the half notes? answer two beats How long would you hold each of the sixteenth notes? answer half of a beat   Write Your Name: PRINT THIS PAGE AND PLACE IT IN YOUR FOLDER. Click on the arrow to return to the Main Page