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How To Draw Music NotesAre you a creative person? Do you like to draw and doodle while listening to the latest jams or even classical overtures? Believe it or not, there is a way to combine your love of music with your ability to draw and make a living doing it! Or maybe you just want to combine the two for your own enjoyment. Then you are a candidate for learning how to draw music notes.

OK, OK, you say. How in the heck do you combine those two and make money? Think about how much music is around you – on the radio, in clubs, in movies and TV shows. It’s even pumped into elevators and waiting rooms in doctor and dentist offices.

That means there is a whole business out there that supplies artwork for CD covers, concert programs, cartoons, leaflets about talent shows, pieces of art in museums and galleries – the list is endless. That artwork involves the creative use of music notes.

Well, somebody is creating these things. Why not you?

Sure you can pick up a lot of tips in school, college or even by attending a trade school. But there’s also the option of learning from the comfort of your home. You’ll need a computer, an Internet connection, drawing utensils (such as pens, pencils, etc.) and lots and lots and lots of paper. And bring your creativity, too, and your favorite music to keep things lively and inspired.

Start with your drawing skills. Doodling is one thing, but there are actually some basics that you should know about art in general that will help you see the big picture. Researching and reading up online is one thing, but learning from an expert can make the process easier and quicker. Don’t let the name fool you – Art School For Kids is designed for people of all ages to learn the basic principles of art. Even if you have taken art class in school, at a high school level or higher, it can’t hurt to get a refresher course on the basics.

Now that you are in the mindset of an accomplished artist or at least one that has a certain level of understanding of the art world, it’s time to learn some tricks of the trade. An amateur can learn how to draw music notes, but it takes a skilled and creative mind to produce work that is enthralling and attractive enough for someone to want it in their home displayed on the living room wall, on their CD cover, as part of their flyers or just as a piece of fine art to be displayed in a renowned gallery or even a museum. Excellent and compelling drawings come from a skill that comes from inside you as a creative being, but those creative drawing skills can also learned and developed over time.

Believe it or not, there are experts out there that can tell a lot from someone’s handwriting, such as whether that person has a big personality, if he/she is a loner and whether he/she is a dreamer. The same can be said about a person’s artwork. That said, as an artist you definitely want your work to reflect who you are what you are trying to say with the piece you are presenting. That’s why “Drawing With Confidence” is an important course to consider. It can help you present, well, you, and if you can do that, it only follows that you will be able to produce work that represents a client, such as a music artist or business that sells music-related products. The course is fun and includes live demonstrations.

You are probably wondering when we are getting to the music part. Hold on. There is one more thing you need to consider when it comes to learning how to draw music notes. What tools are you going to use? Are you the kind of person that draws with a pen or pencil or perhaps an ink blotter? Look into the information provided in this course on choosing the right tools for drawing, which includes lectures and practical drawing exercises.

How to Draw Music Notes

It’s time to get to the music. It’s a good idea, if you aren’t already a musician, to get some basics down on music. Theory In Music would be a good starting point to familiarize you with some of the basic dynamics of music, which like drawing is an art form.

You will need some basic understanding of what music notes mean in order to effectively draw music notes art that reflects what is intended. For example, if a song is uptempo, or you want to produce a piece that reflects something upbeat, you would use solid notes in your piece. Notes that are open indicate a long note or one that lasts longer than a single beat.

Another example is where the note is located on the bar. Of course the notes can be free flowing in the air and not on a bar, but in some cases that might not be what you want or what your client wants. When a musician is given sheet music to read, he/she knows that where a note is placed is an indication of where it is on the musical scale. Notes that are higher in pitch go higher in the five-bar staff. In fact, each note has an assignment according to where it is placed on the staff, meaning where it’s placed indicates whether the note is a G or a C or a B, etc.

Pieces of artwork that reflect music notes also usually contain what is called a treble clef. It almost looks like the “&” sign and it takes up the whole staff and usually hangs over at the top and the bottom. It also tends to be done in a stronger thickness that notes.

Wow. It may seem like it’s going to take a little more time and effort than you originally thought to learn how to draw music notes. Of course if it’s just for fun, a lot of this information might not matter. However, if you are considering making music notes are part of serious art work or as a potential way to earn income, it’s best that you take the time to learn these essential concepts.

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