Volume 1 starts from "ground-zero" and works from the student's very first breath to the acquisition of a range of g-c", the ability to play louder and softer, to play long and short articulations, to understand accidentals, to play rhythms of whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and dotted notes
, and even a little transposing (to get them used to it early).
Teach Yourself Drums also addresses Dotted Notes
, Triplets, and incorporating the feet.
In his programme notes Goebel adopted Neumann's stance against overdotting and synchronization, yet in other details of performance he faithfully sticks to the modern conventions of reading dotted notes, such as persistent sharp articulation (??
Their rhythms range from simply dotted crotchets followed by quavers (like the Messiah overture) through the relatively simple BWV831a (version 1), to the ornate, rhythmically sharpened (fort pointee) version 2, abounding in complex rhythmic groups (tirate etc.) following the dotted notes. This is exactly where consistently sharp overdotting would be appropriate, had the composer not already written it in the score.
Arithmetically speaking, overdotting is simply defined as lingering on the dotted note in certain rhythmic figures (??
Lengthening the dotted note, resulting in shortening of the following upbeat, is the salient feature of the `jerky style'.
For example, in the issue of assimilating dotted notes
to triplets, where C.
(A word of caution: in this Mensurstrich-based approach, long or dotted notes
extending into a new line are not indicated at the start of that line.