Kirkland Gavin wrote:If you have a quarter note preceded with a number such as 104, is that saying 104 beats a minute? And is it considered Andante which can be either 80 up to 104 bpm.
Yes, that would be 104 beats per minute, and generally would be considered Andante, if it's 4/4 or 2/4 time signature.
Kirkland Gavin wrote:Regarding the pinwheel, if you have a whole note with it over it with out a line dose that mean there is no duration or just the 4 beats then mute?
If the pinwheel has a line going to the next note with the pinwheel you would dampen it just as you play the next note?
The pinwheel always indicates that you need to damp the previous note of the same voice line, which was played on an open string, and would otherwise keep on ringing. Sometimes the line is used to clarify which note has to damped when you encounter the pinwheel. Otherwise you need to backtrack to see which note has to be damped. So the location of the pinwheel indicates the when
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