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Dance-form movements which started with an anacrusis were generally notated with an incomplete final bar, if only to facilitate repeat barlines. Because we encounter a lot of this sort of music in our early musical training - the early piano grade exams are full of Bach, Mozart etc. dance movements - we maybe give this convention too much importance. Use ...


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Classical forms were followed very closely for quite a while. They thought that if your form was 32 bars and you had an anacrusis, then you should omit the length of the anacrusis from the final measure, or else it wouldn't be a proper 32 bars. You'll find that just about any piece in that time period with a standard form and an anacrusis will drop the ...


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It seems imperfect bar could be applied to both the inital and final bars involved in an anacrusis. I don't know if that is an outdated term, the Google book is an old, public domain copy of Grove's Dictionary. https://books.google.com/books?id=vOQ-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA131


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I consider common practice period as a term related to tonality, while your question is more related to rhyth and emphasis. The answer may depend on period, style and ethnic origin of the music. If a piece (or a part of it, bracketed by repeat marks) stats with an anacrusis or upbeat (terms confirmed by Wikipedia), there is a very strong tendency for the ...


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The problem trying to answer the question is guessing what you are attempting to notate. Ignoring any accentuation implied by the bar lines, the bass solo as written simply doesn't have any coherent rhythm that I can find. If this is a transcription of an improvisation, that in itself doesn't matter. Maybe you because focused on the 16th notes in the right ...


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Bar lines are there for two purposes, sort of. They put regular timed pieces into convenient boxes (bars!) which makes it easy to read and keep in time. But they also guide us as we play, to slightly emphasise the first beat of those bars. That also helps keep time. As one plays something that hasn't been committed to paper yet, one puts in one's own ...


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