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revised Truth behind Mozart memorizing Miserere and then writing it down later in full
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comment Why are time signatures needed?
First off, there's no such thing as 18/12; all lower numbers in time signatures are powers of two, as they represent the "base" note that gets one beat. How to interpret something like 7/4 or 19/16 (which I've had to perform) is hard to tell without seeing it, but not knowing would make it even harder. You need to study it along with the time signature to get the correct picture.
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comment Which scores are best for those who are new to analysis?
@Codeswitcher: Actually, neither of us was correct. "In res" is literally "in the matter of" or "on that matter" (. . . or "about that.") "Essentially" doesn't figure into any definition I've seen.
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comment What do beats have to do with playing guitar?
The only thing beats would be related to with respect to chords and notes are their _values_—how long they're held. Otherwise, there's no particular relationship between a beat and a C major chord or an F#. And beats are completely independent of any particular instrument.
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comment Making sense of 5/4 time signatures
Who says this? Conductors of amateur choirs, music teachers (before college), and so on. But how would we interpret this 5/4 then? Is it "strong-weak-weak-weak-weak" or something else? (Also, I've edited the question accordingly.)
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