Introduction to Notes

Notes are the musical notation that tell us when to begin and stop a sound.

Types of Notes


There are several types of notes. The type of note determines the length of the sound.

Notice that there are 3 different notes.

  • Whole notes (4 counts)
  • Half notes (2 counts)
  • Quarter notes (1 count)

We will study these and learn to use them later.

For now, just notice that their names are based on their relationship to each other.