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Hypermeter is meter at a higher level, combining several measures into one unit. The figure below is taken from an academic analysis of Meshuggah's album "Catch 33" - link: The cymbal plays a normal 4/4 beat (plus one 2/4 measure), but the snare drum and the bass drum superimpose an additional rhythm, which is indicated by the blue lines, and which can be ...


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I think there's a small element of your question kind of fulfiling itself in that you're asking why a kind of music which has solid snare, has a solid snare- answer there is: because that's partially what makes it that genre. but also you're asking why it's such a solid sound .. If the rhythm starts with an implied thud (usually taken by a bass drum, but ...


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I'd just like to emphasise (for those that are still confused by this layout) just how the voices work and interleave with each other. Following is the bar re-created with MuseScore with each of the voices in a different colour - Blue (primary), Green (Secondary) and Gold (Tertiary). The same colours are duplicated in the guitar tabulature to emphasise how ...


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Instead of thinking of dots as being additive, think of dotted notes as being short of the next longest duration. A quarter note is one quarter note short of a half note A dotted quarter is one eighth note short of a half note A double-dotted quarter is one sixteenth note short of a half note A triple-dotted quarter is one 32nd note short of a half note ...


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Yes they are both triplets. If they were not eigth note triplets, the measure would not add up to 4 quarter notes, but instead 5 quarter notes. Another thing to note is notice how the notes are beamed to make 4 groups. This is to clearly show each beat i.e. each quarter note. As you can see, those notes form one group together equaling 1 quarter note so ...


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This is a pretty strange measure of music, I will grant you that. I would have notated this differently, but it is playable if you can decipher it. The notes in the middle voice should be written as single eighth notes and tied eighth notes. "Staggering" the three syncopated notes in the middle voice by writing them as quarter notes is against the ...


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There are 3 separate voices. Voice 1 is the high D-F#-A-G, voice 2 is the middle [eighth rest]-D-A-E-A, and voice 3 is the half notes.


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Dots in general start to get messy after the first one and can lead to confusion to while sight reading if more than one is used. For the sake of sight reading there are even some syncopated lines where a normal duration like a quarter note or eighth note are represented as ties to show the beat better. Using more than one dot is more theoretical in ...


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I'm guessing that tied notes have rather taken over. They're easier to read - were there two or three dots?- and the grouping probably is easier to follow. Let's face it, it's simpler to read a crotchet tied to a shorter note than do the sums to work out how long the (double) dotted note needs to be.


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Your calculation is correct. I understand it can be a bit confusing. The best way to think of this is that the quarter note is sort of a unit, like gram or meter. We use it to be able to express how may 'units' we need to fill up a measure. In 4/4 it's four, in 3/4 it's three. (Another often used 'unit' is the eighth note, in 6/8 for example). The quarter ...


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Play with a metronome. Find some easier songs and get a metronome, set it around 80, and play. Over and over and over. This site has some basic exercises. You might also want to get a DAW with a piano roll so you can analyze your playing (this requires a mic, though if you are just using it for time, it should be OK with a webcam mic or something (if you ...


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From the way you worded your question, it sounds like you might not be completely clear on the concept of dotted notes vs. tied notes. A dot after a note means the rhythmic value of the note is increased by 1/2 of the value of the note. For example, a dotted half note lasts for 3 beats. A tie between two notes means that they are played as one note with ...


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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 ...


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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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