This Day in Music History
Music Education @ DataDragon.com
Music Education Forums
Maintain Your Forum Information
Bernadette Peters - Broadway's Best
(take a break for a puzzle!)
PMessage: Post Reply (with quote)
Identify yourself and then enter your reply.
You are posting in reply to the thread entitled
'Vocals, Rhythm, and Rests'
- or -
Post anonymously (no login required)
#beginquote# 6. Is a quarter note rigidly interpretted as lasting a second long? Therefore, how long is a triplet of quarter-notes supposed to last for? Is there some sort of rigid time length value to each note? Is a full note 4 seconds in duration, is a half-note 2 seconds, a quarter note 1 second long, etc? I ask, because how does tempo affect this? For instance, a 4/4 beat of duh duh duh duh, 4 quarter notes, in 120 time sounds like each note is a second long, but if played at 240 tempo or more, it sounds like the note is half a second or less long. So, further to this, does the time signature itself correspond to the tempo of a song? If a 4/4 song is to be played much faster, is it simply a matter of re-configuring the song to be played in 4/16 time? The speed of the song (called the tempo) is merely a part of what makes the song what it is. Trying to assign strict timing (seconds) to rythmic values is making things more complicated for you. Think along the lines of tempo markings and just play. The rythmic values will take of themselves. #endquote#
Site Design/Implementation copyright (©) 1999-2003 by
with any news updates or pictures you may have.