Questions tagged [rhythm]

Movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.

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Delay pedal without tap tempo, but time in ms can be known exactly. Assuming known bpm, how do you get common intervals?

Say I have a delay that doesn't let you tap tempo, but you know what tempo you will be playing at for a song and don't intend to change tempo (at least while the pedal's on). You also know to the ...
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Quarter note with dot

How can I count the quarter note and dot in this example?
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Dotted bar lines of different height

I’m studying many scores and have come across a ‘dotted bar line’. The first time I have encountered this. After some initial research I do see their purpose. To make the music clearer to understand,...
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Triplets and sixteenth notes

How to count triplets, sixteenth notes and quarter dotted in this measure? Thanks
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12 bar blues notation

I'm trying to put a 12 bar blues to paper but the notes don't add up. It will be C/F/G and I have the rhythm like so (just the C here): but something isn't right (and what's more, my baby done left ...
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Leggierissimo line

The 3rd bar on the top has a run. They're written as 8th notes, but that doesn't make any sense to me. Why are they written as 8th notes? Or does it actually rhythmically make sense?
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How to notate staccato on notes tied across a barline?

I'm a bit stuck on how I feel it's most appropriate to place staccato in a piece I'm writing. The excerpt below is not from the piece I'm working on -- I just wrote up a phrase to show how this ...
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What is a musical pattern and how do you use it in style?

In music theory what is a music pattern as it relates to style? Here is a quote I got from this website to help one get my question about style... and the use of "musical pattern. " "Style refers to ...
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why 3/8 is not a compound time signature? [duplicate]

If compound time signatures are the result of the following operation comp. ts = simple ts x 3/2 (for ex. 6/8 = 2/4 x 3/2) why 3/8 , that can be the result of 1/4 x 3/2 , is said to be simple ...
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Playing a steady beat consistently on drums

I've been self-learning to play drums over the last month and my metronome has been the most useful tool in helping me learn to play things that feel difficult to me. I managed to learn how to play ...
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Staccato quarter note versus an eighth note

Well on my piano piece, my right hand needs to play a staccato quarter note and at the same time my left hand plays an eighth note... so which one would you play longer? right hand is playing 4 ...
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time signatures: what's the difference between 3/8 and 3/4? [duplicate]

I know the differences in the structure of these 2 time signatures, but what are the differences about the auditory perception, aside from the fact that 3/8 may seem faster?
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Exercises for reducing dependency on metronome

On this site, we often tell intermediate musicians to slow things down and practice with a metronome to establish a good sense of time. I have the opposite problem. I spent my college years practicing ...
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Piano: How to Internalize a Beat in One Hand?

I am learning an to play this accompaniment while I sing "Counting Stars". I am having trouble internalizing the beat in one section, and as such I keep losing rhythm. Not just for this song, it is a ...
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Understanding Rhythm with Time Signatures

Trying to follow the rules, yes I am trying to learn my instrument, watching YouTube videos, and trying to learn from looking at sheet music... It seems I "learn" about something it feels like it ...
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Question about beaming in 6/4 and irregular beaming

In 6/4 can I beam by 2/4 + 2/4 + 2/4 or is it strictly 3/4 + 3/4? And also I didn't find a good explanation of irregular beaming in cases where time signature constantly changing from bar to bar (not ...
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Jazz comping rhythms for piano

I am a piano player but am new to jazz; I am classically trained. I have recently began playing jazz however and was curious as to what rhythms to use for comping. I know the rhythms are on off beats ...
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Unable to find BPM for a specific song [closed]

I'm trying to find the BPM for the song Erotomania - Dream Theater, but I can't. This is what I did: Opened the song in a DAW and then count exactly how much milliseconds are between measures 5 to 8. ...
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How do you count this in 3/4 time?

What are the counts/beats for this measure? Plz tell me so I can know how to do it.
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How many beats/counts does this note get in 3/4 time?

image link down below please tell me the counts so I can know how to do it
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How many beats does a quarter rest get in 3/4 time, and how do you count it?

How many beats does a quarter rest get in 3/4 time, and how do you count it? I think it would be 1/2 beat. I also wanted to know what note this is and how many beats does it get in 3/4 time.
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Having trouble playing a polymetric rhythm

I have had difficulty with this polymetric keyboard line at 1:55. I don't know if I'd call it polymetric or just a phasing ostinato, but regardless I am having a tough time playing it. The section is (...
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How does an orchestra hold groove?

I am used to symphonic orchestras playing classical music which does not take a rhythm as a constant, but rather as a variable which could be adjusted based on stylistic demands of the context (I ...
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Recording rhythm pauses that throw off the count

I'm quite new to recording and best practices. At the moment I'm enjoying learning through recording existing songs I'm playing myself. One song is in 8/4 (in my opinion) but has an extra (loose) ...
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What instrument(s) lend themselves to playing different dynamics rapidly? [closed]

I'm a composer. What instrument(s) would it be easiest to play parts like this on? Thinking along the lines of unpitched percussion, but I'm open to anything. For example:
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How can I count this unusual rhythm?

I want to be able to play this rhythm below. Here are my best attempts at notating it: My best attempt at a mnemonic (after trying all day, and going a little crazy) is: TAY-(toom) d-da-toom Tay-...
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I'm struggling with changing my chords in time

I have learning guitar for about 2 months now and I learned my chords at the same time concentrating with my fingerstyle. I'm quite good at fingerstyle now even when changing notes. But I found it ...
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Shuffle style in the time signature/tempo

Thanks to the covid, I have to take over some music teaching from my son's piano teacher. He's preparing a swing piece for ABRSM Grade 1, and plays each 2 quavers in 'shuffle' style 2/12+1/12 instead ...
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How to finish the bar with rests

Can you help me check these two bars? Did I finish the bars correctly? Or I should not have these dotted eighth- note?
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How to write a beat in a bar with 16th and 32nd notes?

I am trying to find the best way to write this bongo rhythm. I know bongo is usually written on two lines only, or even on one line sometimes, but my bongos are tuned to G so I just use normal music ...
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Using rhythmic solfege to count a dotted eighth - sixteenth rhythm

I'm looking for a way to show the dotted eighth - sixteenth rhythm using a system of rhythmic symbols. In standard notation, the rhythm looks like this: In French, it is easy to teach this rhythm ...
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Thoughts on Tuplets vs. Subdivision?

This was a point of interest brought up in the comments to my answer on Help with analyzing sus and add chords in this progression. In that question, the sheet music has a measure of 4/4 time written ...
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Stressing the third beat more than the first in 4/4: is it syncopation?

The definitions of syncopation I've come across generally talk about stressing the offbeat (see, for example, Wikipedia) where "offbeat" sometimes refers to placing the accent in between beats (on the ...
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Can Mozart's Lacrimosa Be Perceived As 3/4 Time

While this piece is 12/8 time I've noticed that it's possible to count 1&2&3&. Although it feels less flowing to me when I count in 3/4 like this, I was thinking that a student might find ...
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I am trying to learn Good Riddance by Green Day. Im not sure what BPM to play this at?

the sheet music I have says the BPM = 172 with a 4/4 time (which seems very fast for this song) but when i pull up sheet music online you see 94 bpm in one but 172 bpm in another...I have seen this in ...
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Comprehensive Music Font (text font) to generate musical symbols for use in word-processing software?

SOFTWARE USED IN PROJECT: Mac OSX Mojave 10.14.6, Libreoffice 6.2.5.2] QUESTION DESCRIPTION: Hi all, just wondering if anyone (looking at you, music teachers!) knows of a comprehensive font (free or ...
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Feeling a new rhythm subdivision, eg triplets

I am practicing triplets on guitar. I can play them at a decent speed accurately and I emphasis (alternating up/down strokes) the first of each set on the beat and can feel them internally up to a ...
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How to interpret this two voice timing? It looks like there are only three notes in 4/4 measure

I am trying to play a song with two voices and something is not adding up in the time signature. In the image below: in the first measure, I see a half note rest (circled in red in the upper left) ...
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Rhythm notation confusion

This is getting me really confused. This bar is 4/4 Look at the picture above, shouldn't "0" be beat 4? instead it gets to beat 4 at the red arrow. Why is that?
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A question about Gershwin interpretation

This is the start one of the famous trumpet tunes from An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Gershwin famously borrowed jazz styling and harmony within his compositions. But I wanted to ask about ...
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Difference Between L'istesso Tempo and Tempo Precedente?

In Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, he uses both L'istesso Tempo (same tempo) and Tempo Precedente (previous tempo) for different variations (see image of structure). What is the ...
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Using your “internal metronome” rather than the tap of a foot [closed]

I had a professor once tell me, in terms of playing the piano, that he would rather see me use my brain for a metronome, rather than my foot. I understand this, and when I'm just playing or recording ...
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Rhythm training : Metronome vs Recording

Is one of these two methods more fitting as an exercise to improve the overall sense of rhythm : Playing along a recording of a piece, or playing the piece just with a metronome ? What are the pros &...
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Strong and weak beats in 4/4 time, when the notes aren't quarter-notes

I'm a music noob just learning the theory and practice. I can read music well enough to enter the notes into a DAW or even play simple melodies on a keyboard but I'm still trying to understand ...
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How much is convention when it comes to time signatures?

I know that in 3/4 you group eights by two and in 6/8 you group them by three. My question is simply, is this simply a convention or could I derive this from the time signature itself somehow? Or is ...
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Notating using ties on a 4/4 music

I am required to notate a note that is played on the 'and' of 1 and ring for the remaining beats of a 4/4 measure. My choices is: I use a quaver rest followed by a quaver tied to a dotted minim in ...
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If there are examples of good music that break out of the “4 measures” mold? [closed]

Tool does a great job of stepping out of the 4/4 time signature, like in their 33/16 pneuma song. However, they still (for the most part) play 4 measures of this 33/16, or 8 or some multiple of 4. Why ...
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How do I count this rhythm I'm playing?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YDxs6vwSXQ6LcNns9 This is how I strum for the Beatles I Feel Fine How would you count this rhythm? Is it swung a bit? I'm trying to learn to count to get a better grasp on ...
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Rapping - Flow Control, Interacting with the beat

I'm have difficulty with my flow(s). My main problem is being able to consciously control where I place my syllables within the beat. I'm guessing I don't have enough practice with the timing of the ...
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Bar lines in wrong place after removing staff lines

I need to set a rhythm-only piece in lilypond without staff lines. The following almost works but it puts the bar lines in the wrong place. It thinks I'm in 4/4 when I set it to 3/4. \score { \new ...

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