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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

As Laurence Payne wrote, the question isn't answerable in a satisfactory way, because 2/2 meter isn't really a thing in the genres you asked about – very seldom will people say a piece is in 2/2 (or 2/...
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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

When there are 4 beats in the bar, 'Back Beat' is accenting 2 and 4. It's a 4/4 thing. Or music that COULD be notated in 4/4. Asking where to put the back beat in a two-in-the bar time is like asking ...
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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

The time signature 4/4 means: each bar has 4 beats, and those beats are crotchets (quarter-notes). The strong beat is on 1, a medium beat is on 3, and beats 2 and 4 are both weak: 1 2 3 4 S w M w ...
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How to practice this kind of complex tuplet structures appeared in Scriabin's Poem Op.32 and his Etude Op.42 No.2?

You say "...and I really want to play every note precisely." - but I think this really is the wrong approach. Your ultimate aim (surely!) has to be the obvious one: to produce a beautiful ...
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What is the proper term for the time quantum in additive rhythm?

The term is "Tatum" (Wikipedia). [The] lowest regular pulse train that a listener intuitively infers from the timing of perceived musical events: a time quantum. It is roughly equivalent to ...
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Drumming: Where do backbeats/snares go in 2/2 time

The question has fallen into the traps of thinking that the drum beat and back beat are based on quarter notes and that the drum beat necessarily corresponds to the time signature. What's "really&...
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What's the best method for learning how to play triplets over quavers?

This answer serves as illustration to previous answers: If you consider the rhythm you’ll see that this can in fact be written like this So if we were to project this into one line we’d get which ...
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Can anyone tell me how to play triplets in rhythm with eighth notes?

Here are a few step by step exercises that you can try. If you feel that some are too basic you can skip them, of course, although I find that overall this process provides a good foundation to the ...
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Time Signature in Bruno Mars's 24k Magic Breakdown

To me, on first listen, this is clearly 4/4. Here is some justification: There is a snare on every 3, which screams "4/4 halftime backbeat". This is an extremely common pattern in Jazz, ...
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Note placement for beat/rhythm clarity

Versions 1 and 2 are both acceptable: version 1 is readable because the syncopation is simple, version 2 clearly shows the middle of the bar. There is no other good option. Note the stem on the E-flat ...
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Note placement for beat/rhythm clarity

Of the options you have provided, the first is the best as the syncopation is clearest. But you'd probably want make the final note in the upper staff tied across the bar line (so that it gets played ...
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Issues with formatting multiple voices in 6/8 time signature

Just to add one other option to Lazy's two, the need for tuplets could be eliminated by writing the passage in 12/16. Stopping short of recommending this (12/16 can be awkward to read), it's an ...
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Issues with formatting multiple voices in 6/8 time signature

Let’s start with the elephants: The two voices in the bottom staff have their stems in the wrong direction, and using a tied 8.+16+8 instead of a simple 4. is not really optimal. Then you should try ...
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Placing rest symbols according the convention of the time signature

The "convention of the time signature" is the definition of the time division unit, or "pulse", provided by the denominator of the time signature. 2/4 means the time division is ...
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