Understanding Stem Direction

Stem direction is something that we learn early in music. We should know what side the stem goes on when it goes up and what side it goes on when it goes down. There are some simple rules around direction based on the staff.

In this video I go over the directions, side and some revision on the staff.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:11 Note build
  • 1:09 What side
  • 1:31 Up or Down
  • 2:37 Exception to the rule

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