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1/4 time?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by CEM, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. CEM

    CEM Guest

    Nov 3, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    Is 1/4 time 1 beat per measure with quarter notes?
    Are all the beats accented, like listening to a metronome?
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i would imagine that's correct, although i can't see the use of such a time sig. if every beat has the accent, then no beats have accents - i can't imagine music without accents.

    sorta like sentences without caps or punctuation. :D
  3. CEM

    CEM Guest

    Nov 3, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks for the reply John, Iask cuz some of the digital 4 tracks I am looking at include 1/4 time along with 2/4, 4/4, 5/4 etc....but no plain metronome. Sometimes I just want a "click track" to practice to especially since I am experimenting with playing from one time sig to another and back and therefore would not want an accented beat.
    I was hoping 1/4 would be the "plain" metronome.
  4. 1/4 can come in handy as a time signature between other time signatures. I have seen times when it wuld be 6/8 then a measure of 1/4 back into 6/8 or into 7/8 or 12/8. if it would be lust 4 measures or 1/4 I wouldnt understand it though.
  5. Ever listened to any "New Age Music" recently, John?


    - Wil

    Q: What do you get when you play bluegrass music backwards?
    A: Your woman comes back to you.

    Q: What do you get when you play the blues backwards?
    A: You get out of jail, your dog comes back to life.

    Q: What do you get when you play New Age Music backwards?
    A: New Age Music...

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