Fours

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84bpm

96bpm

108bpm

120bpm

132bpm

144bpm

156bpm


6.TuShort, Long, Short


You've played the tied rhythm on the left before. The two tied eighth-notes / quavers add up to a quarter-note / crotchet, so you could also write this pattern as in the lower version. The two versions sound the same and either is correct.
Although you wouldn't normally write a quarter-note starting in the middle of a beat, this rhythm is so common that we make an exception to the rule.

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The rhythm from above appears ten times in this piece.

  • Clap and count the rhythm first.
  • Aim for 132bpm
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notation

Now try notating something with the same pattern in it. Again, you decide what the key and time signatures should be.

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If you notated this in 4/4 but with the same notes and note values, that's fine - it's often hard to distinguish between 2 and 4-time. The piece is in A minor so it doesn't need a key signature. (A full explanation of this is in Toolkit2).