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I'm 95% certain, especially from your answer (which you could change to a comment) that your advisor meant 2/2.* A measure of 2/2 and a measure of 4/4 could look identical; both might have, for instance, 4 quarter notes in them. So what's the difference? That has been covered more than once here. My favorite half-joking explanation is "the only ...


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As already pointed out, the song itself is in 4/4 time. However, in the original animated movie, Beauty and the Beast are dancing a waltz — or at least something very waltz-like. Dance scene from the 1991 movie Waltzes are indeed in 3/4 time. Dance set to Johann Strauss's "Blue Danube" Waltz ...


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“Beauty and the Beast” in its standard form is a pop ballad in 4/4 time, not a waltz. However, many times in musicals and musical theater they will do an alternate version of a song with a different feel and tempo. Sometimes it is for background music or a dance scene or a reprise. There is a waltz section in 3/4 time in this version of the song for a dance ...


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To answer the last part of the question (though it's not actually needed here): the best way to input a bar with 'too many notes' in Dorico is to use hidden tuplets. That probably works for most other apps too.


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have you ever thought about passing chords? Play those on the last beat of each bar where a chord change is going to come - a little like me walking bass where I would walk down from G to C (say) and G, B, F# then play a D on the last beat before starting at C on 1 in the next bar. Maybe you could do something like that with chords to liven things up.


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There are a lot of things to unpack here. If you only want the notation to a song, ask someone to do it for you or purchase the sheet music. If you want to develop the skill to transcribe yourself, reverse the process and train your ear: I suggest you visit your local Protestant church and steal a hymnbook. Or, ask to borrow one. Then each day, sight ...


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Obtain some software that slows down music playback. Windows Media Player will do. Set a section of the song to loop playback. When you've worked that bit out, loop the next section...


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