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#1 adultpianist

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 23:39

I am trying to home in on my theory and have a question that I am struggling to answer.

 

It involves time values in 4/4 time and the question is set out with notes with one missing and you have to put in the missing note to complete the time signature

 

 It starts with a minim then the next note is a semiquaver then the next note is missing then there is another semiquaver and then two quavers.   I have to fill in the missing note between the two semiquavers but I am having difficulty counting the values to make up the missing note.

 

I could wait to go over this with my teacher but it is bugging me so I have asked if anyone can assist here?

 

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 23:47

It's a quaver.

minim = 2 beats
2 quavers = 1 beat
2 semi-quavers = 1 quaver/ half a beat

Total 2 + 1 + 0.5 = 3.5 beats.

Bar is four beats, each beat is a crotchet.

Therefore missing note is a quaver length.

However, to preserve the beat structure I would write it as two semi-quavers unless the question just asked for the total duration of the missing note(s).
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 23:51

Quaver.

Edit -oops - too late...
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 00:35

thanks.   I am trying to get my theory up to scratch in case I want to take Grade 5 piano


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 20:51

Hi adultpianist

 

You don't need to have done a theory exam to take Grade 5 piano, but you will need G5 theory in order to take G6 piano.


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