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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 15: Ties and Slurs

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Lesson 15: Ties and Slurs Music Theory Worksheet

This free music theory worksheet teaches slurs and ties.  Slurs and ties look like a curved line above or below notes.  A slur connects two different notes, whereas a tie connects two notes of the same pitch. 

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What this worksheet is about:

A slur is a curved line that connects two or more notes of different pitches.  A slur means the notes should be played as smoothly as possible, with no space in between.
 

A tie is a curved line that connects two notes of the same pitch.  A tie means to hold the note for the combined rhythmic value of the two notes, as if they were one.

Two quarter notes of the same pitch that have a tie are held for 2 beats.

One half note tied to one quarter note of the same pitch are held for 3 beats.

One quarter note tied to one eighth note of the same pitch are held for 1 1/2 beats.

 

 

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