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Old 01-14-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Notation question

Hey guys I have an arpeggiated chord progression and the last chord holds for two more beats. So if I was in 4/4 I can add a tie to it on a small 2/4 bar or is it 6/4?
If it's 6/4 how do I notate it?

e:-------0
B:-------0
G:----0---
D:--4-----
A:5-------
E:---------

The e & B strings are what last the added two beats, the other notes are eight notes.


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Old 01-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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your call, it doesn't really matter. i'd probably add it as 2/4, particularly if there was a repeat so i could use it as the pickup
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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I typically extend the bar, but it's a judgment call.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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Am I reading this wrong? It looks like even with the added two beats, if the other notes are eighths then you've still only got four beats, which doesn't require an added measure at all.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Am I reading this wrong? It looks like even with the added two beats, if the other notes are eighths then you've still only got four beats, which doesn't require an added measure at all.

Ok, umm 4/4 has 4 and I needed two more meaning:
4/4+2= one 6/4 or one 4/4+ one 2/4
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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Ok, umm 4/4 has 4 and I needed two more meaning:
4/4+2= one 6/4 or one 4/4+ one 2/4


he's saying if the first 3 notes are eighth notes and the last 2 are quarter notes, you're still only using 3 and a half beats. but we can't see the rest of the measure, so
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #7
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your call, it doesn't really matter. i'd probably add it as 2/4, particularly if there was a repeat so i could use it as the pickup

So 2/4 it goes, thanks
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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he's saying if the first 3 notes are eighth notes and the last 2 are quarter notes, you're still only using 3 and a half beats. but we can't see the rest of the measure, so

The measure is that, it's just that the open strings ring for 4 beats
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #9
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I typically extend the bar, but it's a judgment call.

So it's the same thing, thanks
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:49 AM   #10
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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The measure is that, it's just that the open strings ring for 4 beats


OK, that's not what you said originally.

Anyway, I think how you notate it would depend on how it fit into the rest of the piece. I'd personally find it annoying changing time signatures every other bar, but I wouldn't do it in 6/8 unless the entire composition was that way. That's just personal preference, though.
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