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Thread #161501   Message #3838100
Posted By: Andy7
10-Feb-17 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: 3/4 or 4/4 time?
Subject: 3/4 or 4/4 time?
What are the advantages/disadvantages of 3/4 time and of 4/4 time?

Apart from the obvious (no one would write a song called 'The Last Waltz' in 4/4!), is each of these time signatures better suited to certain types of songs and tunes?

And if you write your own songs or tunes ... do you start off with a time signature in mind, or does it just evolve along with the song?