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Music Theory Worksheet - Lesson 12: Eighth Notes

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 Lesson 12: Eighth Notes Music Theory Worksheet

 

This free music theory worksheet gives more practice on the eighth note.  While the eighth note was introduced in the previous lesson, this worksheet allows the student to practice counting eighth notes.  An eighth note looks like a quarter note with a flag. When writing the counts, use a plus sign (+) for eighth notes.

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What this worksheet is about:

When written by itself, an eighth note looks like a quarter note with a flag attached to it.  If the stem is up, the flag comes down on the right side of the note.  If the stem is down, the flag comes up from the right side of the note. 

If two or more eight notes appear in a row, the eighth notes are connected with a horizontal line on top or bottom called a beam.  Here is an example.

An eighth note has a value of half of a beat.  That means two eighth notes equal one quarter note, or one beat.  When writing the counts, use a plus sign (+) for eighth notes. 

 

Download  Lesson 12: Eighth Notes Music Theory Worksheet.