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 Artie Shaw’s choice of meter
Author: Arnoldstang 
Date:   2021-05-10 06:43

Is there a reason that many of his studies are in cut time. Surely they are meant to be played and felt in 4.

Freelance woodwind performer

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 Re: Artie Shaw’s choice of meter
Author: kilo 
Date:   2021-05-10 12:23

It was a convention to write show music and pop tunes in cut time, even when felt and played in four.

Post Edited (2021-05-10 12:24)

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 Re: Artie Shaw’s choice of meter
Author: Arnoldstang 
Date:   2021-05-10 19:21

I guess 4/4 was usually reserved for slow ballads.

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 Re: Artie Shaw’s choice of meter
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2021-05-10 20:40

Not even. I played an old adrangement of Tuxedo Junction just prior to Covid.....sure enough it was in cut time.

..............Paul Aviles

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