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Music for Ear Training  4th Edition

Music for Ear Training (4th Edition)

Book Edition4th Edition
Author(s)Horvit, Koozin
ISBN9780840029812
PublisherCengage
SubjectMusic
Chapter 8, Rhythmic Dictation: Compound Meter, IN-TEXT QUESTION , Exercise 1
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This unit introduces compound meter. Listen to each exercise while counting or tapping the beat. Do you feel the triple division of the beat? Within each beat, are there three equal values or long-short? Are notes within the beat themselves divided? Review the common patterns found in compound meter.

Explanation

See above.

Answer

The 6/8 meter can use two long beats, dotted quarter notes, or three shorter beats, just quarter notes. The audio will use one of those two of segmented into groups of two or three beats per measure. 

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