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How to read music - Tim Hansen


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Like an actor’s script, a sheet of music instructs a musician on what to play (the pitch) and when to play it (the rhythm). Sheet music may look complicated, but once you've gotten the hang of a few simple elements like notes, bars and clefs, you're ready to rock. Tim Hansen hits the instrumental basics you need to read music.

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  • Sound Designer Nicole Brady
  • Animator Thomas Parrinello
  • Educator Tim Hansen
  • Narrator Tim Hansen

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