Wednesday 23 November 2011

Compound quadruple time

When does a dotted minim have two beats?

When you are in 12/8 or some such, as my orchestra of very small people discovered early this am.

What was

We are playing the pastorale from Corelli's Christmas Concerto as ye do at this kinda time.

Coming in part way through bars was also interesting...

Funny it never struck me as being remotely problematic, so I just reminded them it was in 4 and got going and then wondered why I was having to explain how we divide the bar up. 

Learn something new every day.

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