My tuppence: I see both and if you have time to explain you could use either. But.. if I was writing for a sight read or studio session (or any classical players) I would write it the way it would be conducted. If I wrote 6/4 and then conducted three accents in the bar, it would lead to unnecessary questions. Can you give an example of where a combination of 4/4 and 2/4 wouldn't solve it, if you require the denominator to stay a 4? All I can think is something like a 5 over the 6 counts, but then it would be fine to treat the 3 accents as hemiola over 6 anyway.
Steve P. > On 8 Dec 2016, at 05:36, Giovanni Andreani <l...@giovanniandreani.com> wrote: > > I agree with Patrick, the denominator suggests the pulse's value. > > Giovanni Andreani > >> On 7 Dec 2016, at 23:52, Patrick Sheehan <patricksheehanmu...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >> 6/4. Don't change the denominators. Keep the denominator consistent as >> the pulse stays consistent. >> >> Patrick J. M. Sheehan >> >> P. S. Music >> >> patricksheehanmu...@gmail.com >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Lee Dengler [mailto:leedeng...@comcast.net] >> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 1:10 PM >> To: email@example.com >> Subject: [Finale] 3/2 vs. 6/4 >> >> I have a theory question for all you theory buffs out there. I am writing a >> piece that is mostly in a slow 4/4 meter (quarter note =60). Occasionally, >> I have a measure of 6 beats where the quarter note remains consistent. In >> those measures, the stress of lyrics falls on beats 1, 3 and 5. Should I >> make those measures 3/2 or 6/4. My uncertainty lies in that going to 3/2 >> makes it look like the half note gets the beat, but 6/4 is generally >> considered to be a compound meter (3+3). Any words of wisdom? >> >> Lee Dengler >> >> leedeng...@comcast.net <mailto:leedeng...@comcast.net> >> >> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Finale mailing list >> Finale@shsu.edu >> https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale >> >> To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: >> finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu > > > _______________________________________________ > Finale mailing list > Finale@shsu.edu > https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale > > To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: > finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu _______________________________________________ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu