In misinterpreting the half-note
pulse, the performance tempo was bound to be twice as slow as it was meant to be.
IF you match a corresponding left and right half-note
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At times the engraver also left out stems or used incorrect punches that resulted in the printing of wrong note-values, such as quarter-notes for half-notes
For instance, the first occurrence of this triple-over-duple meter is seen in the second half of measure 7, where the compound rhythm between the viola and 'cello is, in fact, a triplet over a half-note
Many teachers tell their students to breath between the half-note
and quarter note of measure 4, while other teachers have their students breath at the measure (on the bar-line).
In measure 4 of the first "Hymn," for instance, Bass I requires either a dot after its whole-note (tied from the previous bar) or a half-note
It is no wonder, with such musical development, particularly in homes where music is valued and frequently heard, that children can be readied to read and even write quarter-, eighth- and half-note
rhythms by school age.
Recitative barlines were treated in a cavalier fashion in all Italian operas of this time; the C mensuration in recitatives did not distinguish between the accentuation of the first and the second half-note
, and rather corresponded to our [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The rising and falling octave scales upon which this section is built, in a consistent half-note
, quarter-note rhythm, are articulated in the first Artaria edition of 1799 by slurs covering each individual measure.
To demonstrate the fundamental importance of rhythm in music, play for your beginning student the melody of Jingle Bells using an incorrect rhythm--perhaps 3/4 time with a quarter-note, half-note
pattern--and ask the student to identify the tune.