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Old 05-06-2020, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2020
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Thanks for helping me out but I still don't get it. When you say that you're not supposed to add half notes together, on the contrary, in order to calculate if a bar accords with 3/4 time then it follows that one beat equals one-quarter note and there are to be three such beats in a bar. If two-quarter notes equals the same amount time as one-half note, then it follows that in the bass clef there are 6 beats, which is three too many. I still don't understand where the rest is supposed. Let's also break this down in terms of time. The tempo is set at 42 quarter notes per minute. 60/42 = 1.42. Hence two-quarter notes should be played 1.42 seconds apart and two half notes at 2.84 seconds apart. Each bar then should last 4.26 seconds. The bar in the bass clef would last 8.52 seconds.
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