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Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Feb-17 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: 3/4 or 4/4 time?
Subject: RE: 3/4 or 4/4 time?
I think that to a great extent, the meter of the lyrics will set the meter of the music. They say that normal English speech is chiefly iambic pentameter, and that fits better into 4/4 time - which may be why "common" time is more frequently seen that waltz time.