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Offline gerryo17

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Counting quarter notes
« on: August 26, 2012, 01:11:18 am »
Hi, going through RUGS 3 and I don't understand why you count an "and" between quarter notes of the first bar on p. 19. I finished RUST I & II and I thought the "and" was only used with eighth and sixteenth notes. The second bar makes sense to me.

Am I missing something? Thanks to anyone that sees where I'm off.

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Re: Counting quarter notes
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 01:24:48 am »
Perhaps it's just giving a taste of what's to come.

In the end, you're going to learn lots of different ways to count a rhythm.

Playing slow is often harder than playing fast.

I don't own the RUST books, so it could be a misprint too.  Why am I giving advice when I don't know the answer?  Why isn't water wet?

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Re: Counting quarter notes
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 02:15:31 am »
yeah, thanks. I'd like to think its a misprint. It just seems contrary to what I've learned so far.

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Re: Counting quarter notes
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 03:59:32 pm »
...don't understand why you count an "and" between quarter notes of the first bar on p. 19.

@gerryo, You're right. you wouldn't count the "and" if there's no note there.  I think Justin is just trying to introduce you to where the quarter notes and eighth notes occur in time.  Everything on that page has 1+2+3+4+.
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Re: Counting quarter notes
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 03:31:27 am »
thank you Sophie. I thought maybe I was reading too much into it.