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Offline tenzinlhazey

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Tempo Marking
on: August 08, 2016, 12:54:12 AM
Hello Friends, I was recently playing a piece, and near the tempo marking, it said 'with a pronounced beat'. What does that mean? Thank you :)

Offline iansinclair

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Re: Tempo Marking
Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 01:22:08 AM
Simply find the major beats in the measure, and emphasize them.  For instance, in 4/4, the first beat gets a good accent and the third a minor one.  In 3/4, the first only.  In 6/8, the first and 4th.

Think of the drummer on the risers in back... what's he doing?  Or the bassist over on the left there.

Offline tenzinlhazey

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Re: Tempo Marking
Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 04:12:32 AM
Thank you so much Ian, that helped a lot.
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