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Waltz trance or trance waltz

Dear Reader,

Some years ago I was discussing electronic music with some electronics experts I know, we had an interesting idea. Normal trance and techno music is written in 4 4 time, but as alternate beats are accented it is 4 4 dressed up to sound like 2 4. The idea we shared and laughed about was the idea of writing some trace or techno in 3 4 time.

This could have some interesting effects.

Firstly this waltz time techno / trace music could be very hard to deliver as part of a beat matched set by a nightclub DJ. Beat matching 4 4 and 2 4 music I suspect will be more easy.

Secondly the club goers might find the extra beat confusing, would they have any idea what to do with it or maybe they would not notice.

Thirdly if anyone does it might we see the spectacle of a couple wearing loud dayglow clothing of the manner which I have been told is popular at raves doing the waltz as a demonstration of what to do with this music.


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