NEW! – “Rhythming …”


take ‘Time’ as distinct from ‘Rhythm’

is 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 … beats per ‘bar’.

[ a March is 2-beats – up-down-up-down-up-down –
a steady left-right-left-right-left-right-left:a Waltz is ‘a-symmetricly’
down-up-up – down-up-up ;

‘Common-time is 4 beats per ‘bar’ or ‘measure’ -with the first beat the ‘heaviest’
the second beat is third heaviest
second beat 2nd heaviest
and fourth beat ‘lightest’.

Rhythm is as with the distinction between a 4-beats per bar
Tango (Heavy-light-light-light heavy-light-light-light}
and a 4 beats per bar Rhumba
which is sub-divided into 8-half-beats per bar
is a useful “movement” time and gives a “gallopiong” effect to the rhythm –
“The Gay Gordons” for instance

Music is written showing first a ‘Clef’
(the “pitch-range” Bass, Alto Tenor Soprabno/Treble),
then a Time-Signature like a ‘fraction
but the top figure is the number of beats per bar
whilst the bottom figure tells
the ‘duration or time-length’ of the single note –
Single note lengths are
8-counts (a ‘breve’)
4-counts (a semi-breve)
2-counts (a ‘minim’)
1-count (a ‘crotchet’)
half-a-count (a ‘quaver’)
quarter-count (a ‘semi-quaver’)
eighth-of-a-count (a ‘demi-semi-quaver’)/

{Lastly the music line shows the Key-Signature –
the ‘Starting, Scale-note, or Root’ pitch
A or B or C or D or E or F or G}
That is all preceded, of course. by the ‘Title’ –
“(She’ll Be) Comikng Round The Mountain (When She Comes0,”
4/4 time, as is also
“(We’re) Riding Along (On The Crest Of A Wave),
And the Sun is in the Sky …
And the World … Is … Ours … !!!”.
“The Last Waltz”
“I had the last waltz with you … …
Two lonely people togeth-er.
I …fell in love with you,
The last waltz will last … for Ever.”

“After the Lord-Mayor’s Show comes the Dustcart” –

and little groups of people ‘alter’ the words ‘a bit’ – –
The Wedding Song’s opening line is
“I Could Have Danced All Night” –
but, since the bride may be already ‘pregnant’,
it sometimes becomes
” I Should Have Danced All Night”


Many ‘ballad songs” are like that –

The music of

“Lovely Bunch of Coconuts”

can be used to express

“I’m Getting All Up-Tight Again –
She Doesn’t Give Me Sunshine Only Rain ..”
“She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain When She Comes …”

“Singing I Will If You Will So Will I …
Singing I will if you will so will I ..”
“Singing i will if you will –
I will if you will –
I will if you will so will I.””