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posted: 1/29/2011 at 7:49:18 AM ET
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My friend is convinced you can have 5 equal length notes in 1 bar on a 4/4 time sig..
Is it possible, I said he must be mad..

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posted: 4/6/2011 at 4:40:47 AM ET
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Your friend is right! Imagine five quarter notes in a 4/4 measure, grouped with a bracket like that of a triplet, but instead of a number "3" there would be a number "5" in the bracket. Draw a 4 inch line on a piece of paper. Cannot this line be divided into any number of equal segments? It could be divided into 5 equal segments, or 13 equal segments. The same is true with a measure in music. How the measure would be counted is yet another story. www.ipracticemore.com

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