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What is anacrusis triplet and quartet?
September 17, 2014 10:59PM
An anacrusis is a 'pick-up measure', one or more notes played in rhythm before the first count of the first measure. A triplet is three notes of equal length that together equal a quarter note, and a quartet is a group of four musicians.
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How does an anacrusis affect the final measure of the music?
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What does the musical term anacrusis mean?
An anacrusis is basically an extra bar at the begining of the music that doesn't add up to the time signature. It is used to create an upbeat or a sort of introduction note into the music. For example, in 4/4 you may have an anacrusis with 1 crotchet. After the anacrusis the music just carries on normally until the end when another extra bar is added to add up to the anacrusis. So in my example there would be a bar at the end that has a value of 3 crotchets. I know its a bit complicated to understand