Author Topic: 2 / 4 time sheet music advice  (Read 2507 times)

DDL

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2 / 4 time sheet music advice
« on: May 26, 2012, 16:59:51 PM »
hi, i am learning a song which is 2 / 4 time - as a beginner i am used to 4 / 4  time - it is la paloma - any way there are lots of half notes and quarter notes but what i am confused about is that in many measures there seems to be half note to many ie 2.5 not 2 and from training i seem to remember the notes in the measure should add up to the time ie 2 in this case?

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Rebecca Batty

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Re: 2 / 4 time sheet music advice
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 20:07:19 PM »
Can you take a picture and attach it here, so we can all see what you're looking at.

You are right that a bar should equal 2 beats in 2/4 time.

If the music is hand written it might be that the person wrote it wrong?

There is quite a bit of information about time signatures on Wikipedia here..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_signature

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