I'm trying to learn 'Orbits', which is in 12/8, but the tempo marking says each half note is 94. Does this mean there are six beats in between each click at 94, or what?
no. that would be for every dotted half note.

i did just wake up 2 minutes ago, but i'm pretty sure that in a bar of 12/8 there are three half notes. so there would be four "beats" between each click (the eighth note isn't really the beat in 12/8 - whenever it clicks, that's your beat - but you get what i mean).
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94 bpm? Beats per minute?
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As wolf said, 4 eights per click. Three clicks per bar.

Half note= 2 quarters = 4 eigths. Twelve eights a bar= three clicks a bar.
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12/8 has a triplet feel. Just count it in groups of three, and in 12/8 there are 4 of those.
I was told to count 12/8 as:
1 and ah 2 and ah 2 and ah 4 and ah....

Dunno if that helps at all lol
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I was told to count 12/8 as:
1 and ah 2 and ah 2 and ah 4 and ah....

Dunno if that helps at all lol

the fact that you were told to count anything as 1, 2, 2, 4 baffles me.

in all seriousness, though, he's right.
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the fact that you were told to count anything as 1, 2, 2, 4 baffles me.

in all seriousness, though, he's right.

Lol, my bad! I'm sure the TS knew what I meant though! :P

God my keyboard is dying on me! I have to edit posts 2 or 3 times to make sure theres no silly mistakes! lol
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As wolf said, 4 eights per click. Three clicks per bar.

Half note= 2 quarters = 4 eigths. Twelve eights a bar= three clicks a bar.

There are 4 clicks to a bar in 12/8.

Think of 12/8 as a compound version of 4/4.

6/8 - 2/4
9/8 - 3/4
12/8 - 4/4
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There are 4 clicks to a bar in 12/8.

Think of 12/8 as a compound version of 4/4.

6/8 - 2/4
9/8 - 3/4
12/8 - 4/4

ordinarily, this would be right. in this case, however, the tempo marking is measured by half notes, not dotted quarters.

i mean, you could still treat it as a compound 4/4, but then you'd have to think of the tempo in terms of half notes and the beat in terms of dotted quarters.

...now i'm really starting to think about this. why would they specify half note as the beat in 12/8? that makes no sense.
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ordinarily, this would be right. in this case, however, the tempo marking is measured by half notes, not dotted quarters.

i mean, you could still treat it as a compound 4/4, but then you'd have to think of the tempo in terms of half notes and the beat in terms of dotted quarters.

...now i'm really starting to think about this. why would they specify half note as the beat in 12/8? that makes no sense.

Maybe it's written in 12/8, but the composer wants a 3/2 feel?

EDIT: or the transcriber WANTED to write 3/2 but didn't know what he was doing?
Last edited by DiminishedFifth at May 23, 2010,
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Maybe it's written in 12/8, but the composer wants a 3/2 feel?

ugh, i hate hemiola.
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ugh, i hate hemiola.

Haha I meant the time signature xD 3 half notes.

But yeah... a hemiola could very well be a possibility.

REEDITWUT: In this case, it would be a 4/3 though... so no hemiola.
Last edited by DiminishedFifth at May 23, 2010,