Moderately slow, with a 12/8 feeling

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  1. jbmando

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    It would be 9/8. Each group of three eighths would be one pulse.
     
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    1&ah, 2&ah, 3&ah, 4&ah
     
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    Amusingly, almost every music "teacher" I've ever had, taught different syllables for counting various time signatures...but they all used "tri-pul-et" to teach triplets...except in compound meters like 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8, where they aren't really triplets, they're just pulse groupings that are functionally equivalent to triplets (of course, played as a 'shuffle' rhythm, so the first two notes of each group are tied).

    I had a pilot offshore (I was the mechanic) who counted using "Ta-toe-ti-tuh", he was a keyboard player. My Viola instructor used the standard 1-e-&-ah, 2-e-&-ah. I didn't really understand counting rhythm until the Viola came along. Before that, I did rhythm by ear. Not good for sight-reading!
     
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    I think I use both the 1&ah, 2&ah and the 123, 223 counting methods equally....I'm not sure about using Ta-toe-ti-tuh...!! I like having the beat # included as part of the count....
     
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    Thanks for posting that, Ray. That will help me a lot.
     
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    I was doing the math an was trying to figure a polyrhythm that would some how allow 12/8 with a reggae feel:rolleyes: my head exploded when I came around I was humming Penderecki o_O
     
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    The two lower staves (sets of lines) are for piano accompaniment. The middle stave is for the right hand and the bottom stave is for the left hand.
     
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    (Suspicion-based) question: does an E diminished scale have the same notes as the F major scale?
     
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    A diminished scale (as known to me) alternates half and whole tones. The fingerings get kind of interesting.
     
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    Or then, is it a "mode" thing that the melody starts and stops on an E note?
     
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    Yeah, there are actually only three of them and they don't really have a key, but I would suppose that if someone said "an E diminished scale" they would mean E-F#-G-A etc.
     
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