I'm in the process of re-doing the score for "A Most Amusing Man" currently posted in The Listening Room. One of the helpful pieces of feedback I got was from Rodney who pointed out I have 8th note rests all over the place when I should have 4th note rests.
I just now posted these questions and screenshots on the LR thread, but since we no longer have email notifications, I doubt if anyone will notice my new post and how desperate I am for answers! So, I'm posting the same set of pictures and questions here.
If you're reading this and have notation expertise, please advise!
When I first worked on this score, not being sure of what to do, I let Sibelius crank out its idea of how many things should be notated, and these strings of 8th notes rests are one thing the program did. I thought perhaps it was good to have them, because the constant triplet pulse of the 12/8 time could be seen that way. It's kind of odd to be in a signature where a quarter note isn't counted in the usual way, but is instead counted as 2 pulses of a triplet.
But looking around online, I can see that what I have in the score as it's still seen on this thread, is definitely incorrect. I also see on various Forums, that a lot of people are confused by 12/8 notation, including over what to do with the rests.
SO--Jeff, Rodney, and all notation experts who happen to see this: Could you please take a look at these screenshots and tell me what the correct answers are?
Here's a measure from a Beethoven piece in 12/8. Wouldn't we use dotted quarter rests now instead of the way he has a quarter followed by an eight?
As I said above, I was thinking to always see the 12/8 pulse could be helpful. Here's the way a typical measure is in the currently posted score, but is the second measure correct and easily read?
With a single note in a measure, on the first beat, is the second measure in this next shot how the rests should be done?
With a measure starting with rests, is the second measure correct, or should it start with the dotted half rest?
If I can get a definitive answer to those questions, I'll know how to fix up the rests in the piece. Please help!