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    Note that 4/4 may actually represent many...

    Note that 4/4 may actually represent many different rhythm patterns. Trivial examples are accent patterns (in eighth notes normally) 2-2-2-2 or 3-3-2 or even 3-2-3. (3-3-2 is especially popular in...
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    Welcome to the site. I was just in Tenerife last...

    Welcome to the site. I was just in Tenerife last Sunday (Sept 24) for a half day. It's one of my favorite places to visit. I hope you will get something from this website.
  3. Bar lines signal, to a large extent, something...

    Bar lines signal, to a large extent, something new. New accents occur; old accidentals no longer apply, etc. A tie recognize this explicitly. Generally engraving practice doe not have notes crossing...
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    Modify the first measure so that the LH slur...

    Modify the first measure so that the LH slur joins the low A to the half note. It's more usual to have a slur into tied note end at the last note in the group of tied notes.

    Using quarter note...
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    I think the first measure is easier to read. You...

    I think the first measure is easier to read. You are just adding a fourth voice on the last beat so you may want a half-rest preceding the quarter rest at the top of the treble clef. Else you could...
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    Things tend to be rather involved. In classical...

    Things tend to be rather involved. In classical music theory, any note may go with any chord. Of course not all such notes are equivalent. Also, several notes may go with a single chord or several...
  7. The usual method of naming a seventh chord is to...

    The usual method of naming a seventh chord is to name the quality of the third then the quality of the seventh. Thus a major-minor chord is the usual dominant seventh chord formation, in the key of...
  8. Some. Bob Wills Ernset Tubb Flaco Jemenez...

    Some.

    Bob Wills
    Ernset Tubb
    Flaco Jemenez
    Olga Stokowksi
    Van Cliburn
    Ray Price
    Willy Nelson
    Johnny Rodriguez
  9. Another possibility is to end the piece by...

    Another possibility is to end the piece by breaking the loop. Instead of following the C chord with a G6/B, insert a Dm7 followed by a G7 followed by a C. This would clearly fix the piece as in C....
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    The F is just a subdominant. The D7 is a...

    The F is just a subdominant. The D7 is a secondary dominant and more or less is bound to the following G7 by that relationship. Overall the structure here is S-D-T (subdominant-dominant-tonic). The...
  11. What happens is up to the performer. The two...

    What happens is up to the performer. The two choices you gave, either quarter=quarter, or quarter=dotted_quarter are possible. The composer (or arranger) should provide information.

    If nothing is...
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    I am not sure there is a standard notation. What...

    I am not sure there is a standard notation. What about a note (say a half note or whole note to allow the swell time to develop) with a crescendo mark on it? That's how I'd do it on a wind or bowed...
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    It's just a name. A very old name. One could use...

    It's just a name. A very old name. One could use numbers just as well, especially Roman numerals.
    Subdominant is just below the dominant. Mediant is halfway from the tonic to dominant; submediant is...
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    It depends on how things proceed. It could be...

    It depends on how things proceed. It could be iii,vi,ii in C major ii,v,I in d minor. To make it a i,vii,iv sequence, the i must be confirmed as the tonic somehow. Perhaps somewhere in the piece a B...
  15. The book is "Harmony Simplified" by Frank...

    The book is "Harmony Simplified" by Frank Shepard. Perhaps: https://archive.org/details/imslp-simplified-shepard-frank-hartson

    There are some good web sites, too.
  16. Root position refers to the vertical disposition...

    Root position refers to the vertical disposition of notes such that the root of the chord is in the bass. For example, a C major chord in root position (3-part harmony) is either C-E-G or C-G-E....
  17. You can connect close to open and vice versa.

    You can connect close to open and vice versa.
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    Whilst searching for some "contemporary" songs...

    Whilst searching for some "contemporary" songs for ballroom dancing, I listened to the "top 100" from 2014 (from http://www.musicvf.com/top_songs_of_1900) and plan to work back to 1900. I didn't find...
  19. Thread: ii triad

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    In a major key, the third of the secondary chords...

    In a major key, the third of the secondary chords (ii, vi, and vii) is often doubled, actually preferentially to doubling the fifth. The third of these chords is one of the notes of the tonic. Of...
  20. Thread: V-vi difficulties

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    Usually, this cadence ("deceptive" is the normal...

    Usually, this cadence ("deceptive" is the normal name) uses a V7-vi. Try adding the 7th to the V and see if that helps. The voice leading should be almost identical to a V7-I. Note that either the V7...
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    Much depends on where the secondary accents lie....

    Much depends on where the secondary accents lie. A 7/x measure could be Xaaaaaa (7) or XaaaXaa (4+3) or XaaXaaaa (3+4) or XaaXaXa or XaXaaXa or XaXaXaa (322 or 232 or 223 respectively.) "X" for...
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    Normally the term Minor refers to a mode (as the...

    Normally the term Minor refers to a mode (as the term is commonly used) and Natural Minor refers to the scale. Aeolian (in classical theory) refers to a mode (with a slightly different meaning) which...
  23. Harry James - "I've Heard That Song Before" was...

    Harry James - "I've Heard That Song Before" was tops on the pop chart (Billboard). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA2hk_CIZeo

    Bing Crosby - “Pistol Packin’ Mama” (Al Dexter did the country...
  24. Thread: Strickly clave

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    I agree. Especially for dancing. What works as a...

    I agree. Especially for dancing. What works as a concert piece doesn't necessarily work well for dancing. It's not just in Cuban music though. One can use a hemiola in a waltz for a few measures but...
  25. Another way to look at things is that the minor...

    Another way to look at things is that the minor mode (in common practice) consists of the obvious 7 notes but two of these are "mutable." They 6th and 7th step may be raised to accomodate endings or...
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