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Music basics: Notes and rhythm
The basic principles of music are explained in plain language with helpful graphics and live video demonstrations. If you have ever wondered "how does music work?" then you'll find answers here. Presented by the All-Star Orchestra music director Gerard Schwarz.
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Music basics: Notes and rhythm

The basic principles of music are explained in plain language with helpful graphics and live video demonstrations. If you have ever wondered "how does music work?" then you'll find answers here. Presented by the All-Star Orchestra music director Gerard Schwarz.