Originally posted by lalimacefolle If you play a note every 'clic' you play in quarter notes of you play two, you play eighth if you play 3 you play triplets if you play four, you play 16th if you play eight you play 32nds
If you play a note every two clics you play half notes (the ones who are not filled in) If you play a note every 4 clics, then it's the longest one (round and no stem, don't know its name in english)
Would that terminology change if you were in something other than 4/4...like 6/8? Because then 4 notes per click wouldnt be quarters. I dont know, just wondering
The rhythmic figures stay the same no matter what is the time signature, they are like eternal figures. What happens when you alter the time signature from the "normal" 4/4 is that you can have a new array of combinations for those same rythmic figures. If you have a chance, get a copy of "Modern Reading Text" by Louis Bellson. The book is oriented towards drummers, yet since the figures are the same, it also applies to guitar. This is one of the best books I have seen thus far because it basically combines almost all of the rythmic possibilities step by step. On a personal note I hate the metronome, but I guess it's quite important...