Friday, August 28, 2009

When wrong feels so right...Huzzah!!

OK, a bit more on the whole dotted-eighth sixteenth thing.

Before I did a posting on the "creeping triplets" you can get when faced with a long string of dotted-eighth sixteenth rhythms.

But what about slow tempos ("tempi" for the elite)?

Often people actually end up playing the sixteenth note too fast. But here's the catch...
sometimes, it feel so right to do it.

I'd put money down that in the land of college-level juries, most committees out there are far more likely to complain about that sixteenth being too slow in fast music and complain about it being too fast in slow music.

dotted eighth-sixteenth
when wrong feels so so right