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Lesley
Confused! The exercise I'm working on says, "alllegro moderato." From what I can figure out, that's roughly 100 bpm. My question is, how do I relate that speed to the notes that you see written here? Like, how many actual black dots does each click of the metronome represent? Sorry if my question is unclear.

Lesley
14 Responses
Posted: June 13, 2019
Last Comment: June 20, 2019
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Lesley
Posted: June 20, 2019
I like "the right note at the wrong time is a wrong note." :)

Vicky
Posted: June 20, 2019
"How many actual black dots does each click of the metronome represent?"

Only as many as you can accurately and consistently play and keep the beat   (-:

Remember, the right note at the wrong time is a wrong note

And, if you can't play it slow, you can't play it fast

Vicky

Stravensky
Posted: June 19, 2019
Hello dear friend do not worry about the speed with time you will get it just make sure that notes are correct with bow stroke. Feel free :)

Lesley
Posted: June 19, 2019
Definitely need a sense of humour if you're going to try and play violin. :)

Sonia, your simple explanation (MM = quarter-note) has just cleared up a whole lot of confusion. Thank you! Somehow I never really "got" it before. And yes, those YouTube videos, some of them are nuts! I'm trying to strike the right balance between going slow enough to get it right but fast enough to challenge myself.

Timothy Smith
Posted: June 19, 2019
Lesley I see you have a sense of humor lol.



Sonia Lancaster
Posted: June 16, 2019
I believe metronome marking would usually refer to the crochet (quarter?) note, so 100 crochets per minute, which would be 200 quavers (8th?) notes per minute. However, most important to play it slow enough so that you play it right.

Some YouTube recordings of these studies go crazily fast.

Sonia

Lesley
Posted: June 14, 2019
This discussion includes members-only video content

Here is my brain counting music...

Timothy Smith
Posted: June 14, 2019
A few things that help me sometimes playing 8th notes is "down bow, down beat" and
beats 1 and 3 are often the emphasis of most music in 4/4 time 1- 2- 3-4 . Each down beat emphasizes the beginning of each set of 8th notes.
In "cut" time or 2/2 time the 8th notes are like 16th notes in 4/4.  Cut time will have a C with a slash through it in the key signature. 8th notes in 2/2 often have the impression of being easier to play because it's 8th notes not 16th notes. In 4/4 they would be 16th notes.
That one is pulled frequently in Irish music lol.

Ted Adachi
Posted: June 13, 2019
Yes, a bar and a measure are the same thing.

Lesley
Posted: June 13, 2019
Ahhhhh, thank you, Ted! I am pathetic with all things theory. A bar (literally, the vertical bar between the bunches of notes) is the same as a measure, right?

Lesley
Posted: June 13, 2019
Oh, he (guy in video) is off the charts! Much faster, yes. Something to aspire to. I'd be happy with this moderato!

Dianne
Posted: June 13, 2019
It sounds like he is playing presto!

Ted Adachi
Posted: June 13, 2019
Hi Lesley,
Two. That is, two notes for each metronome beat.

4 beats to the bar. Each note is an eighth note, except for the final note of the piece.

Lesley
Posted: June 13, 2019
PS. Here is a link to me playing. Kidding!! I only wish.