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posted: 12/25/2003 at 2:03:51 PM ET
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How do I play the music?
example: The treble staff notes for a bar are three quarter notes followed by two barred eighths IE. common time. The equivalent bass bar confuses me. The first note is a half with a quarter rest above it followed by a quarter then another half note with a quarter rest above it again followed by a quarter. How does this add up in common time?

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posted: 12/26/2003 at 4:25:21 PM ET
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It looks like the bass clef contains 2 parts, a bass and tenor part. It's hard for me to picture it the way you describe it, I'd have to actually see the music. Maybe someone else can explain better.

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posted: 1/9/2004 at 3:08:44 PM ET
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I think Taciturn is correct.

Look for the stems of the notes. One part will have stems pointing up, the other down. This will help you to clear it up.


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