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What Does a Time Signature Mean? How to Read Time Signatures

Easy-to-understand lesson about time signatures and how to interpret them

Released on June 26, 2013

  
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Zuhair Bakdoud on September 21, 2013 @3:56 pm PST
The D sharp is the first note of the FORUTH BEAT of bar # 8.
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Robert - host, on September 23, 2013 @12:32 pm PST
The fingering on a hypothetical D-sharp at the beginning of measure 9 one octave below the D-sharp at the end of measure 8 would be fingered depending upon what notes would follow. If you can write out on manuscript paper the note arrangement you have questions about and email it to me, I am happy to review it for you.
Zuhair Bakdoud on September 21, 2013 @3:51 pm PST
The D sharp would be one octave lower than the previous D sharp.
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Zuhair Bakdoud on September 19, 2013 @9:25 pm PST
I asked you a question about playing the FIRST note of the following group of notes using hand position. I was referring to bar (measure) #8 in the first Chopin etude op 10 in c major. There is ONE D sharp in bar 8 . How would you arrange this bar AND the first note of the next bar IF the next bar began with ANOTHER D sharp? I know I have done a lousy job of making my question understandable ... Sorry!!
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Robert - host, on September 20, 2013 @2:11 pm PST
Please let me know what octave the D-sharp would be in if there was a D-sharp at the beginning of measure 9. I'm not sure I grasp what you are after here.
Peter * VSM MEMBER * on June 28, 2013 @5:15 pm PST
Some whiteboard additional explanation would have helped me to understand
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Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator, on June 29, 2013 @7:10 am PST
This is a great idea I will discuss with Robert! Thank you Peter!
Robert - host, on June 29, 2013 @11:15 am PST
We will keep that in mind for future music theory videos.
Devra Robledo * VSM MEMBER * on June 26, 2013 @7:07 am PST
Thanks for a great explanation!!!
lexi on June 26, 2013 @6:05 am PST
My instrument is the trumpet........is this information the same for piano and trumpet ?
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Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator, on June 26, 2013 @2:46 pm PST
HI Lexi and thank you for your post. Yes, of course, this videos is about "music in general" and so this information applies to all instruments!
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