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#2225847 - 02/04/14 04:19 PM Scherzo time signature?
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I'm writing an upbeat piece in a ternary form with a contrasting middle section. Given the material, calling it a scherzo just feels right to me, but I know that scherzos have traditionally always been in triple meter and my piece is in 4/4. Scherzo or...?

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#2225871 - 02/04/14 04:54 PM Re: Scherzo time signature? [Re: JoelW]
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If it's the scherzo movement of a sonata, it can be in duple time. I've never heard of one being in quadruple time.



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