Asked • 06/27/19

Metric accents in time signature?

In my Tonal Harmony book by Kostka and Payne, it says: when rhythms are notated, it is customary to use beams,ties and dots in such a way that the metric accent is emphasized rather than obscured. What does this mean? I always thought the first note in a measure has to be played with forte accent, how are ties and beams related to this concept?

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Evelyn L. answered • 12/09/20

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