This threw me in very early lessons

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stan29640
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This threw me in very early lessons

Post by stan29640 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:28 pm

I was introduced to note timing and duration in 4/4 time, then when I went on the exercises, they were in 2/4 time. The voice even counts off "one..two..three..four..set go." or something like that. I sorted it out, but I had some confusion. It could be made clearer, is all I'm saying.

DaveS
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Re: This threw me in very early lessons

Post by DaveS » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:14 am

I agree!

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Re: This threw me in very early lessons

Post by 12tone » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:55 am

Yes, I think that's pretty odd as well. Kind of strange they aren't using the all-time most common time signature. I have rarely even seen any music in 2/4 time. There must be some kind of reason for it. I assume they think it simplifies the notation or makes it easier to learn.

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sw1tch73ch
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Re: This threw me in very early lessons

Post by sw1tch73ch » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:14 pm

It was explained early on that they chose 4/2 in order to avoid the "scary" eighth notes.I don't know how scary those really are, but that was the reason.
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Re: This threw me in very early lessons

Post by DrKewel » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:30 pm

Maybe this will help.

In the Intermediate Boot camp lesson #32 there is a short discussion/lesson on time signatures. It will take only a few attempts to complete.

Remember tied notes are not played, but held.

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