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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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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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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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Music theory is not music, it is a way of classifying and describing music. It is "metadata". Being conversant in the metadata is not a prerequisite for being a musician. That said, someone who plays music well certainly understands music theory on some level, perhaps intuitively. They may not use the same terminology as you to describe what they are doing ...


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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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