The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93416 Message #1797795
Posted By: Scrump
31-Jul-06 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: Instr. Medleys: How to?
Subject: RE: Instr. Medleys: How to?
Sometimes a tune starts part-way through a bar, so unless the previous tune finishes in the 'right' place, you may need to adapt one or other tune slightly to fit into the same rhythm (this assumes both adjoining tunes have the same time signature, as for dancing). For example, let's assume you are playing 2 tunes A and B, both in 4/4 time. If the 2nd tune (B) starts on the 4th note, but the first (A) finishes on the 4th, you could drop the 1st note of B so you can continue with B from the start of the next bar. Alternatively you could possibly drop the 4th note of the last bar of A instead. You would need to experiment and see which sounds best - this would also depend on the key of each tune.