Basic Knowledge of Kalimba

- Mar 28, 2019-

Numbered musical notation


Simplified notation refers to a simple notation. There are two kinds of letters and Numbers, the public number is mainly used in the number of simplified spectrum, now commonly known as the simplified spectrum, is the index word simplified spectrum. The numerical notation is based on the roll-call method, with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 representing the seven basic levels in the scale. The pronunciations do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, 0 for rest.


The basic elements


Generally speaking, all the components of music consist of four basic elements: sound level, sound length, sound intensity and sound quality, among which the most important are "sound level" and "sound length" :


Pitch: any piece of music is composed of high and low notes. The shorter the key, the higher the pitch. In the case of a number notation, there is a ". "symbol directly above or below the number, above which stands for high pitch, and below which stands for low pitch.

Sound length: in addition to sound height, there is an important factor is the sound length. Notes of pitch and length distinguish this piece from other pieces. The principle is the duration of the sound.



Length of the notes


The notes in music are not only high and low, but also long and short. Here's a reference to a basic music term - beat. Meter is an important concept to represent the length of musical notes.

The length of music requires a relatively fixed concept of time. In the simplified musical notation, the notes are divided into whole notes, dichotomous notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, thirty-two quarter notes and so on. The most important of these notes is the quarter note, which is a basic reference measure of length, that is, the quarter note is one beat. The concept of a beat here is a unit of relative time. There is no limit to the length of a beat, which can be 1 second, 2 seconds or half a second. If one beat is one second long, then two beats is two seconds; If one beat is half a second, two beats is the length of one second. Once this basic one beat is settled, then symbols longer or shorter than one beat are relatively easy.


Edit by Hodor Wong