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You need to think of that measure as if it were two instruments playing. The higher of the two is playing a dotted "Β" which lasts for 3 beats, while the lower voice is playing an "Ε" for 2 beats and a "D" for the third beat. It all works out exactly when you look at it that way.


1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 is Calypso rhythm. Although it appears it often has a 4/4 or 8/8 time signature, I have seen it 3+3+2/8. Even with a more regular time signature, you may find it notated with two dotted-crotchets (which shouldn't cross over the secondary beat on to the third crotchet) and a dotted bar-line before the fourth crotchet.


A dot adds half of the note value to the note. Not necessarily half a beat. In this case you have a minim (2 beats) with a dot which adds a crotchet (one beat) Remember dots adds different things to the note value depending on what dotted note it is.


I would say it's really a 5/8 at bars 14-15, because there is the same musical idea at other places, like in 27-28 (two identical bars, and in each one a descending 3/8 and a ascending 2/8), and for these bars there are no ambiguity: I think the mistake is at bar 99, I would play it as a 5/8 too. Maybe you could check in other editions. About playing ...


In the measure you have outlined in red, you are looking at two indepent musical lines or parts which are placed on one musical staff. The time signature is 3/4, meaning that each measure has the time value of three quarter notes. The upper part has a single note, B, which has a duration of three beats (a dotted half note). The lower part has two notes at ...


Yes, that would be 8/8. Mathematically it is the same with 4/4, but it differs on the accented beats. Where 4/4 would be: 1 2 3 4 8/8 is: 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 like the one in the song you provided.


Yes, a 4/4 measure can accommodate figures smaller than 16th notes. There are 32nds and 64ths and 128hs and 256ths! There are triples of 16th notes that are smaller than the normal 16th notes. There are irrational rhythm groupings, called tuplets; values like quintuplets (5 notes) and sextuplets (6 notes) and groups that have 7,8,9,10 notes in them,. ...


Actually, the time signature in m.14 appears to be a proofing mistake in the E. Demets first edition that has propagated to various reissues. The Alfred critical edition of 1999 (Nancy Bricard, ed.) has 6/8 (3/4) for that measure as well. The Alfred edition referenced the manuscript as well as Eschig editions up to 1991. You might want to cross-compare your ...


It's a very common pattern, and it can (and probably should) definitely be notated in 4/4. It is the first half (the "three-side") of the traditional clave pattern.


If you wanted all your notes to have the same value in the new meter, you would double them to the denominator of the time signature being cut in half. For example if you had a measure like this: It would become this: Notice how all the eigth notes became quarter notes and all the sixteenth notes become eigth notes. Also if you want the tempo of ...


Well, I cannot view the video in Germany but { 4. 4. 4 } (two dotted crotchets and one normal crotchet) is a common syncopated rendition of the "original" { 2 4 4 } (one minim and two crotchet) rhythm of 4/4 for tango. In fact, if you are not playing old arrangements of old tangos, you are much more likely to get the syncopated version these days, ...


Short answer: yes. Simple double all rhythmic values and change your unit tempo to match your current unit division. For example, if before, the music was at 8th note = 120bpm, after the unit division change, a quarter note = 120bpm.

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