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
of the same cash amount, you've won that cash prize
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
Corrected in A(3) 2/2/i/85 17/3/5 full-bar rest c Yes added in left hand 2/2/i/95 17/4/3 full-bar rest c Yes added in left hand 2/2/i/95 17/4/3 stem direction p No changed on descending eighths 2/2/i/106 17/5/2 E changed to c Yes half-note
2/2/i/110 17/5/6 E changed to c Yes half-note
2/2/i/l 83-18599(1 ) 19/1/8-10 addition of p No eighth-rest?
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
Can the use of a rhythmic pattern of a half-note
, dotted quarter-note and two sixteenth-notes in its opening bars be anything but a nod in Mendelssohn's direction?
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].
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.
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.