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Author: Chuck Kelly 
Date:   1999-09-15 04:54

Not sure how to word this. I'm beginning clarinetist of nine months private instruction. My timing is constantly off. My instructor says to do the count, not the notes. When going from quarter to eighths I do pretty well. but when I hit a dotted quarter, I'm thinking how do I add an eighth to the count/timing. I usually either shorten it or make it too long. Of course the tempo shortens or lengthens the count as it changes. A metronome can help me to get the timing right to enter the next measure but it doesn't tell me "where" I sped up or slowed down to make it.Besides the director can change the tempo as he or she pleases on the fly. Are there specific books dealing with a "count"? Or is it primarily a matter of getting used to the rhythm patterns. Also where and/or when does the counting end and the automatic adaptation take place? Hope you get what I'm trying to say. EX: in 4/4 time a measure may begin with two eighth notes and counted "one and". the next may begin with an eighth and then a quarter. Counted ??
Thanks much. Maybe it's my age.

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Jim Carabetta 1999-09-15 12:24 
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Ginny 1999-09-15 15:23 
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herb 1999-09-15 16:02 
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Dee 1999-09-16 00:05 
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Claire 1999-09-16 04:14 
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paul 1999-09-16 14:28 
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Milton 1999-09-16 19:38 
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paul 1999-09-17 20:31 
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Steve Epstein 1999-09-18 15:56 
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Rick2 1999-09-19 04:03 
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Tim2 1999-09-19 04:36 
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Merry 1999-09-22 01:49 
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Mark Charette 1999-09-22 01:57 
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Merry 1999-10-01 01:45 

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