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The difference between a sextuplet and two triplets is that the two triplets are clearly substructured into two units. The sextuplet in contrast may either be substructured into three groups of two notes, or it may not be substructured at all. If you have one ascending run (for example) written as sextuplets, chances are that the composer intends you to ...


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Yes. Now that does not seem like an overly helpful answer. The most important thing is that you feel the importance of the beats and the way they structure the music, and that your feeling is allowed to express yourself in its interpretation. For any instrument, there are a number of ways of putting expressiveness in, and all of those are, of course, ...


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You are right. They have exactly the same rhythmic values. It would make more sense to use the sextuplets unless: the music obviously accents two groups of three notes per beat. the music often intersperses quavers (8th) notes with groups of triplet semiquavers (16th). In either case where you use triplet semiquavers, I would group pairs of them with a ...


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Try recording either the output of monitor speakers along with your singing, or at least rerecording the signal you are getting on your headphones on a separate track with your singing. Is your singing off-time with regard to the rerecorded track? If so, it is your singing. If it isn't, then you are having latency. Figure out whether your soundcard ...


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When you play in 4/4 time, which is the most common, beat 1 is emphasised by playing it a bit louder than the other three. Often beat 3 is also a bit louder. So - 1 is pressed hardest, 3 the next level down, with 2 and 4 the relatively quiet ones. Usually this is quite subtle, but sometimes when learning a new piece, it's helpful to emphasise beat 1 to keep ...


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You are hearing the device's latency - the amount of time it takes to process the signal in & again out of the computer. You can reduce the latency, depending on DAW software, by reducing the buffer size used for the interface - but this is at a cost of increased processing power required. The usual solution is simply to not listen to the throughput ...


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It's like the difference between 6/8 and 3/4, the first being subdivided into two units, the second in 3. However, in many cases there is only one accent on the first note of a sextuplet. Anyway, when written as two triplets the accents are clearly on the first and (possibly a bit weaker) on the fourth note. This little article describes the different ...


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This answer is a bit of personal color to complement, perhaps, user15590. I'm an adult piano learner, building on music I learned in school as a child. Based on my early education, I came to piano expecting that 'a beat was a beat', except, perhaps, in some soppy sloppy playing of an overly romantic nature. My piano teacher, a woman of endless patience, ...


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Talent = intuition. Skill = (effort + attention) * time. Talent can somewhat reduce the time required to build skill because it means that you have to pay less attention to the craft but it's not necessary if you have the determination. I've known a lot of talented people over the years and I felt like I couldn't keep up. I've learned over time that I ...



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