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Loudness and musical notation, how music dynamic works

The loudness of a sound or noise depends on the amplitude of the vibration, which in turn depends on the force exerted on the body generating the vibration. From a scientific point of view, loudness is precisely measurable, whereas on the staff, loudness does not have an absolute but a relative value. This is why…

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Simple and compound time

What is the difference between simple and compound time? Often the beginner student is misled by the term “simple time” and thinks it is a synonym for “easy time”. This is why any tempo that is unusual and difficult can be misclassified as compound time.

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