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### Does basso continuo make it unnecessary to have a Director?

Music directors of baroque orchestras often conduct from the keyboard because conductors often come to conducting from training as keyboard players. Many composers of the baroque era were ...
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### Should I practise a piece at a metronome tempo that is faster than required?

Yes, this is a good practice approach but if and only if you have it mastered at tempo mistake free. However, before you even get there you can practice the sections at a faster tempo with the ...
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### Why are measures (aka "bars") important?

Others have explained this in much detail, but I thought since I saw you mention DAW, that I might take another viewpoint. In the old days (1980's for me) there were simple trackers (THEN, a kind of ...
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### Rhythmically bound?

This rubato happens all the time in jazz - it's one of its joys. However, the beat goes on, 4/4 doesn't usually end up as 6/4. Of course, that 2nd E could be held for longer - 5 beats are available ...
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### Rhythmically bound?

You could hold that E for 4 bars quite effectively, with the comping continuing as usual. But there wouldn't then be any place to put the notes for 'and the livin' is easy'. They'd just have to be ...
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### Rhythmically bound?

Context is important to this answer. You tagged jazz and blues so that would suggest you might be reading a lead sheet. If that’s the case, many rhythmic liberties are taken by those who read lead ...
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### How would you read this time change with the given note equivalence?

The metric equation is saying that the duration of the note values change. In this case, dotted minim = dotted crotchet says that the duration of a measure in the old time signature will sound for the ...
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### How would you read this time change with the given note equivalence?

Since the legend states dotted minim = dotted crotchet, and the notes themselves are half the previous value, status quo is established. No need to change anything. Which is rather a strange state of ...
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### How would you read this time change with the given note equivalence?

Correct, nothing changes. Since the beat doesn't change (rather, the measure length doesn't change), the tempo stays the same. Let's say the 3/4 section is 100 bpm, which translates to 100 quarter ...
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### Metronome settings for 6/8

6/8 is a 'compound' time signature. What we need to know here is that it indicates two beats in the bar, each beat consisting of three 8th notes. When playing a piece in 2/4 you would set two ...
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