What is the difference between in playing this melody below correctly…:
And this one as well?:
Honestly, barely anything. Even though the tempos and note value lengths are written different, they are played exactly the same.
This is called a double meter, when the notes can be doubled in value and doubled in tempo to create the same affect as the original. Yes, this is an augmentation – but the tempo change evens it out.
It is important to be mindful of this and how you want to write out your score so that:
- The beats/rhythm best fit what you imagine.
- The musical ideas clearly presented to the performers to avoid any confusion.
So in other words; while the two examples above are the same thing, be mindful as to which you choose that will best help get the message across to the performers.
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