Any examples or explanation of this?
- Well-known Pianist
- Number of posts : 155
Location : NC, untited states
Job/hobbies : Manga, Drawing, Music, Japanese Language
Length of time playing piano : 3 or 4 years seriously
Guru Points : 0
Registration date : 2008-11-28
The "4" means that a quarter note equals a beat.
The "8" means that a eigth note (quaver) is a beat (often they are grouped in 3, i.e. a dotted quarter)
The "16" simply means that a 16th (semiquaver) note is a beat.
upper number => number of beats
lower number => unit of the beat
i.e. 3/4 is three quarter notes
7/16 is seven 16th notes etc
How the beats are felt depends on how the music is written. Articulation, patterns, tempo etc each play a role in how the rhythmical feel should be.
I hope that helps!
- Recognized Teacher
- Number of posts : 204
Age : 29
Location : Berlin
Job/hobbies : Fencing, Table Tennis
Length of time playing piano : About 15 years
Guru Points : 25
Registration date : 2009-09-08