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A time signature does not affect the duration of any tuple. For example: An 8th note triplet will always take up 1/3 of a quarter note A 16th note triplet will always take up 1/3 of an 8th note A 32nd note triplet will always take up 1/3 of a 16th note An 8th note duplet will always take up 1/2 of a dotted quarter note A 16th note duplet will always take ...


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While the typical notes are based on divisions of 2 (i.e. whole, half, quarter, 8th, 16th, ect) using tuples you can have any almost any ratio of notes you can utilize to split up a measure. Here is a layout of notes from whole notes to what you could call 9ths: As you can see all take up a whole measure of 4/4 and dived them equally and you could ...


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Take a simpler example: what would a time signature of 2/3 mean? If you divide a whole note into three equal parts, in conventional notation you would write that as a triplet of half-notes (= UK minims). But suppose you want the music contain some normal-length half-notes followed by just two notes at the speed of a triplet, and them continue normal-length ...


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The denominator doesn't have to be a power of 2. From Wikipedia: The lower numeral indicates the note value that represents one beat (the beat unit). The upper numeral indicates how many such beats there are grouped together in a bar. For instance, 2/4 means two quarter-note (crotchet) beats per bar and 3/8 means three eighth-note (quaver) ...



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