Melody and harmony 101: Metrical structure allows twiddly bits

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Metrical structure is the emphasis of certain beats in a bar. For example in 4/4 time the first beat is emphasized a lot, and the third somewhat. Harmonically important notes should be placed on emphasized beats, the interventing beats can be used for two things:

Variety is important. Twiddly bits!

Example: mp3 (sheet music)




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