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#beginquote# I don't think we really have an accepted system for counting 32nd notes. Or at least I don't know of any that works within the 1&2&3& system. The thing is that in most cases if you see 32nd notes the overall tempo of the piece is usually so slow that you can count them the same way you would with 16th notes only with the 8th note as the beat instead of a quarter note. To make it a little more clear, imagine a piece in 4/4 time VERY slow, but with lots of 32nd notes. Now, counting at this slow of a speed would be tedious, so instead count it with the 8th notes getting the pulse at double the tempo. Now an 8th note is 1,2,3,4 16th notes become 1&2& and 32nd notes become 1e&a. I honestly can't remember ever learning syllables for 32nd notes. There are special syllables for triplets and 16th note triplets, but none for 32nd notes that I know of. Could be wrong though. --------------------------- Chad Criswell Director of Bands Western Dubuque High School www.musiceducationmagic.com #endquote#
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