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This week’s challenge:
Below is a nightmare of improperly beamed notes. Re-beam these rhythms to show the beat in 3/4 time, and add barlines when needed.
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ANSWER for 5/3/21
Here is the proper way to beam these rhythms:
It’s also totally correct to do it this way, with the third measure having two tied eighth notes instead of a single quarter note:
In fact, this way shows the first and second beats more clearly. Shout out to Steve on Facebook for this answer…way to go!
The purpose of beaming is to explicitly show the beat. So we want to beam eighth and sixteenth notes within the beats, and break the beams whenever we end one beat and begin another. Kudos to Steve and Craig for your perfect re-beaming!
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