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Elijah116 05-12-2017 10:28 PM

Marking Time in Drumline with Different Time Signatures
 
Hi people,
I have a bunch of exercises that I have to play for drumline auditions and some of them are in 6/4 time and 12/8 time. When I mark time for them, should it still be every quarter note and if they are written as triplets then should I mark time every triplet or still every quarter?

Dr_Watso 05-12-2017 10:46 PM

Re: Marking Time in Drumline with Different Time Signatures
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Elijah116 (Post 1501651)
Hi people,
I have a bunch of exercises that I have to play for drumline auditions and some of them are in 6/4 time and 12/8 time. When I mark time for them, should it still be every quarter note and if they are written as triplets then should I mark time every triplet or still every quarter?

Triplets are a division, not a time sig.

Mark on the quarter notes, and then use the connection with the little 3 if you want to denote triplet notes.

http://www.buzzle.com/images/music-s...ps/triplet.jpg

bermuda 05-12-2017 11:29 PM

Re: Marking Time in Drumline with Different Time Signatures
 
Unless doing a deliberately abstruse routine to score points, 6/4 is 6 steps, 12/8 is 4 steps.

SmoothOperator 05-13-2017 08:27 PM

Re: Marking Time in Drumline with Different Time Signatures
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bermuda (Post 1501667)
Unless doing a deliberately abstruse routine to score points, 6/4 is 6 steps, 12/8 is 4 steps.

In terms of dancing, I think 12/8 steps really depend on the tempo. Could be anything from a Bolero/waltz, to a jig, salsa, meditative trance, polka... etc.

I personally prefer to emphasize the polyrhythmicity by counting to twelve and only emphasizing the one.


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