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It's called a sidestick. It's made by resting the rear end of the sick on one edge of the skin & tapping the rim on the far side. Not to be confused with a rim-shot, which is a full down-stroke, hitting both skin & rim simultaneously. I'd point you to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rimshot except for the fact I disagree with half of what it says [...


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That is (or is supposed to imitate) a "rim click", or "cross-stick" or "side-stick". It is played by holding the tip of the stick on the drum head, with your (usually left) hand on the stick used to both play the other end against the rim and mute the head to avoid resonance and obtaining a dry sound, similar to that of a pair ...


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TL;DR The strumming pattern you want is: Dudu DuDU dUDu DuDu 1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a Why is that? You are correctly interpreting the tab, but the tab itself is badly written. The specific note durations, explained below, are as indicated in the question; however, the notes are grouped in a way that is difficult to read. a straight vertical line ... which I'm ...


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I'm unaware of any word for samples specifically of extended clips of spoken word (besides "sampling", which also covers musical samples and even samples less than a second long). There's certainly not a word for that "categorizes" such songs themselves, because many genres use such extended spoken segments, whether sampling other works ...


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Any rest is the same concept as any note: a quaver rest will last equally as long as a quaver note. Staccato markings reduce the duration of notes. Often roughly by half, but the idea is that if the composer wants sound and silence in exact proportions, he'll write out notes and rests. If he wants to give some leeway for interpretation, he'll write staccato ...


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Sometimes it is said that a staccato dot is equivalent to reducing the note's duration to half of its nominal value and adding a rest to account for the balance of the time. Under this definition, the first two examples are the same. In practice, however, the staccato dot isn't necessarily so precise. The execution of a staccato dot could be to sound the ...


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I assume this is plucked guitar strings without any active muting. Hence the notes will continue to ring out, but won't really be "held" in the same sense the other instrument might do. I'm not sure why it's been written the way shown (as two seperate voice), but if you rewrite it as a single voice (removing the unnecessary tied notes etc.), it is ...


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(0 3) 1 & (0 2) 2 & 3 & (3 0) 4 &


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This is a fascinating question, and although I don't have a definite source that says this or that, I believe I've triangulated the data as best we can. For simplicity's sake, I'll refer to some entries in the Harvard Dictionary of Music. The entry for dotted note isn't all that helpful, but the entry for tie tells us that "[t]he advent of the tie ...


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Time signatures, X/Y, mean "the total allowed duration of a measure is X beats. Any combination of notes whose total duration is X beats is okay. One beat will be represented by a Y note." In X/4 time, then, we set "quarter note = 1 beat". It follows that an eighth note is 1/2-beat, a half note is 2 beats, etc. A measure can contain any ...


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