), and pulses (when noted) by a circle.
In some meters, of course, pulses and beats are synchronous.
Observe that the notation must conform with the meter em-
ployed: 2 equal beats in 6/8 are notated J. J.; but in 3/4
, s0 that the pulse in each case is quite evident. This
is particularly necessary when pattern is involved, which will
be discussed later.
EXAMPLE 69
8B orm 26/4 oF 3 22h 10/8 oF 6
s18AG or 9 189 or 29 <6 or BE = 20/6 oF 1S
The next step is to arrange a similar tabulation for 3 equal
beats in a measure, for the same meters.64
ExaMPLe 70
‘Throe equat
beats
Salk oF 9-2 282 or 4
fr SD Parr
F18/8 oF 8 20M or 8x2 = Ror Suz
OE
It has always been the author’s contention that mere mem-
orization of formulas does not insure complete understanding
of a theory or practice. Understanding must be developed from
within through individual thought and experimentation. For
this reason, the student is asked to try his utmost to solve the
next problem through his own efforts, and to refer to the solu-
tion in Appendix II only as a last resort.
The problem is to complete the table of regular subdivi-
sion as begun in Example 71. The first column is for 2 equal
beats, the second for 3, the third for 4, ete. Those subdivisions
already solved are entered in their proper places. Remember
that in this table only the simple beats are to be noted, and
wherever necessary (that is where pulse and beat do not coin-
cide) these beats should be designated by the accent sign and
the pulses by the circle. The numbered subdivisions are also to
be written in a separate table at the bottom, with full-unit pat-
terns for slow pace. The new metrical result should also be
designated by notation or multiplication formula or both, as in
the second column for 2/4 =3 x 2.65.
TABLE OF REGULAR SUBDIVISION
EXAMPLE 71
2beats 3 beats 4beats S beats 6 beats
24 of 2 Stow =#/8 — Fast25/8 © Stows/s
=