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#1151881 - 06/28/08 08:48 AM Notation Question  
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How would you notate this? In 4/4 time, three notes occupy the time of four beats. In other words the duration of each note is 1,1/3 beats.


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#1151882 - 06/28/08 09:12 AM Re: Notation Question  
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Triplet half-notes?

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#1151883 - 06/28/08 09:22 AM Re: Notation Question  
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(edit) um - not sure anymore about what I wrote

#1151884 - 06/28/08 10:32 AM Re: Notation Question  
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Yes, half note triplets. Although, counting this in 4/4 is quite difiicult.

#1151885 - 06/28/08 11:19 AM Re: Notation Question  
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Thanks Steven and Harmosis. That sounds logical.

And I don't try to count it. It's an intuitive thing like taking liberties with the rhythm. You just feel it and do it.


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#1151886 - 06/29/08 04:34 AM Re: Notation Question  
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It's not particularly hard to count. You just have to count 8th note triplets in your head and it goes like this:

1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3

After that, you'll just need a little bit of practice to get rid of the syncopated feel that kind of counting usually produces and make it flow.


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#1151887 - 06/29/08 05:09 AM Re: Notation Question  
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Hi jw from Texas,

Triplets are used as a means of speeding up duple-time within the given tempo ... but, in your particular case, might well introduce the impression of slowing down if the prevailing rhythm is driven by quarter notes.

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Yes, half-note triplets.

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#1151889 - 06/30/08 12:30 PM Re: Notation Question  
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Thanks to all who replied. I really appreciate the expert help.

Joe


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#1151890 - 06/30/08 01:03 PM Re: Notation Question  
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mrenaud,
Your solution for a way to count this is brilliant!

Thanks


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