Not all music consists of semibreves/whole notes. That wouldn't be very interesting to listen to! Let's look at another type of note, the minim/half note.
Minims or half notes are round open (not coloured in) notes with a stem. They are played or held down for 2 beats.
Time to Play!
Mindful of your posture, play each of these lines of minims/half notes using your right hand and all of 5 of your fingers. Make sure that you hold each note down for 2 beats and that you play 2 notes in every bar.
Take it slowly at first in order to be able to play through the examples in a comfortable and relaxed manner. Increase the tempo at which you count the beats as you become more confident with this skill. Use different effects (soft, loud, gradually softer, gradually louder, legato and staccato) and a range of instrument sounds. As always, give yourself plenty of time to let your creative juices flow!
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