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I am working in a song in my lessons. I forgot to ask my instructor about it last week. We were busy with other things. I have duplicated the notes, but not where they are on the staff. This is just what I am seeing as far as the particular notes are (quarter, half, eighth, etc) but not how they appear on the lines in the song. That does not really matter and I don’t want to copy it. So, if you play this it will probably be really bad. LOL
I do know the 2/4 means two beats per measure and the quarter gets one beat. I also know that where it changes to “C” that it is Common Time, 4 beats per measure and quarter gets one. I am having an issue counting the beats in some of the measures.
I am attaching a photo of what I am talking about. I hope the way I broke it up into red and blue text that is showing what I think is correct makes sense to you. I have the lines numbered #1, #2, #3 to make it easier for you to reference sections I have wrong.
The actual piece I am working on is Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise for cello written in tenor clef, if that helps.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. I think I have it but not sure. I found a beautiful YouTube of it, but I couldn’t tell. I think I just kept listening for the pure enjoyment of it. A problem I have sometimes. I become the audience, not a student. I should find a youtube of it that is not quite so nice.
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It looks like you're doing this but using a line somewhere under melody draw in 16th notes on one line and use them to orient yourself on beats.
@GregW I’m sorry. I have no idea what you are talking about. Could you explain?
I think you are talking about how I wrote this. I am actually not asking how to write it. I just need to make sure I have marked the notes right for the number of beats or the timing. These are note patterns in the song. They are just not the exact notes. I can’t copy the notes die to copyright. I just used the pattern of half, quarter, 8th and 16th that appears. I am having trouble counting as I play.
Do I have the timing or beats per note marked correctly? Am I counting right?
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