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Dear all


A question where, I guess, many experienced teachers know the answer to. I myself am not an experienced teacher at all so I come to you with my question... thumb

In nature and in every day life we find many examples of time signatures: soldiers marching (2/4), ticking of a clock (tic - tac - tic - tac 2/4), ... Most of them are 2/4 time signatures.

Can any of you provide me with examples of 4/4, 3/4 or 6/8? Non-musical examples. I.e.: not "waltz" or "cha cha cha".

3/4 might be the sound of a rooster (1 - 2 - 3 ; cock - a - doodle ; dooo - oo - oo) ? Or is it too farfetched?

4/4 might be the "clicking" of a pen: (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ; click - clac - click - clac) ==> the first "click - clack" when you press down on the pen to start writing, the second "click - clack" when you want to stop writing again and click the pen off?

As you can see: plenty of examples in 2/4. It's the others that are harder to find. Any ideas?

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Roosters - wanted to check my memory - I'd scratch roosters unless you're trying for some kind of jazz swing time maybe. wink
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HOWEVER - I've watched this more than once, and it sort of gets into the spirit of what you're looking for. In fact, your triple time starts very much in the beginning!


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Originally Posted by ShowerCurtain465
Can any of you provide me with examples of 4/4, 3/4 or 6/8?
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I've seen 6/8 as a big person is walking with a little kid when the little kid takes 3 steps to each of the big person's steps.


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Seems impossible. But is it needed really? I think the traditional approach of associating words or names with rhythm patterns works very well, and it also includes proper accents. E.g. 3/4: Me - re - dith, Me - re - dith. Besides primarily the music is thought to be the representation of human speech, so it's more natural than the external sounds.

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Very interesting.

Slightly tongue in cheek, but............did anyone notice the lack of rubato? Seemed almost metronomic, exactly what we are urged to avoid.


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Originally Posted by TimR
Slightly tongue in cheek, but............did anyone notice the lack of rubato? Seemed almost metronomic, exactly what we are urged to avoid.
It's about the 4th time I watched this video. Rubato - I have a feeling that it fits melodic type music especially, maybe the lyrical stuff. The expressiveness here seems to be rhythmic, juxtaposition of rhythms, tones (like the three tones of Djembe in there somewhere, if I remember the word right), and which tone is stressed (made louder).


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