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Re: help with tuplets

From: Mark Polesky
Subject: Re: help with tuplets
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 08:31:11 -0700 (PDT)

I agree with Mark (Knoop). 

> The 2s in the original make no sense, and 
> look as though they should be 3s (triplets).

I wonder, perhaps the composer just meant 3 eighth notes 
(as if there duplet brackets were removed entirely).
Is there 

1) a time signature, or
2) a recurring meter delineated by the dashed barlines, or
3) a comment on the performance to explain the 
   idiosyncratic use of the tuplet numbers?

In the absence of all 3, I'm of the opinion that this
is just a typo, or careless notating. Using a conventional
notation in an unconventional way without explanation...
It's like I'm handing you a 20-dollar bill saying "here's
the 30 dollars I owe you". It's not fair to the performer.

Hope this helps,
Mark (Polesky)

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