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Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator


From: Lukas-Fabian Moser
Subject: Re: TimeSignature with note in denominator
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2021 22:16:38 +0100
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Yes.  The numerical representation of traditional time signatures is a pair of integers.  But the 
"numerator" can be any integer.  While the "denominator" can also be any 
integer, it doesn't really represent an integer.  It represents a duration; a fraction of a whole 
note.

To make matters worse, there actually are composers who write something like "4/5 time". Thomas Ad├Ęs would be an example.

Lukas




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