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In your score, if you count the tied notes as a unit (which you should) adds up to 9 notes and there are 9 notes in the original part. Count the notes between the circles as one. The original score is trying to collect all these values into one. The way your score turned out is correct and much more simplified. I doubt you'll come across the first one ...


The term you are looking for is anacrusis, also known as a pick-up measure. This is where the piece of music begins on a partial bar and on an off-beat before a full bar of music occurs. Beyond that, off-beat phrases can be introduced later in the piece by changing to a different (often odd-time) time signature for one measure and then going back to the ...

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