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English term or phrase:time signature
Italian translation:tempo
Entered by: Gianni Pastore
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00:42 Jun 25, 2001
English to Italian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Time signature
Si parla della battuta musicale (4/4, 3/4 etc..)
Quasi non ci credo che non riesco a venirne fuori..devo essere proprio stanco!
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Gianni Pastore
Italy
Local time: 02:53
tempo
Explanation:
oppure indicazione del tempo

time signature

in musical notation, sign that indicates the metre of a composition. Most time signatures consist of two vertically aligned numbers, such as 2/2, 3/4, 6/8, and 11/16.
The top figure reflects the number of beats in each measure, or metrical unit; the bottom figure indicates the note value that receives one beat (here, respectively, half note, quarter note, eighth note, and sixteenth note). When measures contain an uneven number of beats falling regularly into two subgroups, the division may be indicated as, for instance 3+4/4, instead of 7/4.

Two other time signatures are common: (common time, or 4/4) and (cut time, or alla breve, 2/2). Both derive from symbols of mensural notation (q.v.; used from c. 1260 to 1600), the system preceding the modern one

The mensural time signature indicated a basic unit (tempus) of two notes and the subdivision (prolatio) of these notes into two parts (modern 2/4 time, and (notes)).
But was a proportion sign indicating that the breve (; modern double whole note) should take the time formerly occupied by the semibreve (; modern whole note), hence the name “alla breve.” Other time signatures of mensural notation (and their modern equivalents) were ( 3/4), ( 6/8), and (9/8).

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Summary of answers provided
naTempo (musicale)jo55
natempo
Rosalba Sorrentino
nascansione; segni di tempoTanya Harvey Ciampi
naOttimizzatore di Basse Frequenze
marina callegari


  

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16 mins
Ottimizzatore di Basse Frequenze


Explanation:
LFO = Low Frequence Optimizer


    Reference: http://www.audioclub.it/audio/prodotti/REVEL/revel_b15.htm
marina callegari
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48 mins
scansione; segni di tempo


Explanation:
Using my glossary search interface (www.ticino.com/usr/puffin/findit.htm) I found a glossary with the following definition:

time signature = The two numbers that appear in a score immediately after the clefs. The upper number indicates how many beats each measure is to receive; the lower number indicates the value of the note that receives each beat.
(http://www.omnidisc.com/MUSIC/Glossary.html)

Possible translations depending on context:
- segni di tempo
(http://lilypond.org/development/Documentation/user/out-www/g...
- scansione (http://www.supersonica.com/d108/d108gm0.htm)
- time signature (if you are referring to a function, you may want to leave the English)
(http://www.aarecordings.com/rubriche/corsomidi/lez04.html)

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hope this helps,
Tanya Harvey Ciampi

Tanya Harvey Ciampi
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54 mins
tempo


Explanation:
oppure indicazione del tempo

time signature

in musical notation, sign that indicates the metre of a composition. Most time signatures consist of two vertically aligned numbers, such as 2/2, 3/4, 6/8, and 11/16.
The top figure reflects the number of beats in each measure, or metrical unit; the bottom figure indicates the note value that receives one beat (here, respectively, half note, quarter note, eighth note, and sixteenth note). When measures contain an uneven number of beats falling regularly into two subgroups, the division may be indicated as, for instance 3+4/4, instead of 7/4.

Two other time signatures are common: (common time, or 4/4) and (cut time, or alla breve, 2/2). Both derive from symbols of mensural notation (q.v.; used from c. 1260 to 1600), the system preceding the modern one

The mensural time signature indicated a basic unit (tempus) of two notes and the subdivision (prolatio) of these notes into two parts (modern 2/4 time, and (notes)).
But was a proportion sign indicating that the breve (; modern double whole note) should take the time formerly occupied by the semibreve (; modern whole note), hence the name “alla breve.” Other time signatures of mensural notation (and their modern equivalents) were ( 3/4), ( 6/8), and (9/8).

Hope it helps! :)



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Rosalba Sorrentino
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U've just saved my life
C U soon
Gianni
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1 day 3 hrs
Tempo (musicale)


Explanation:
In musica il "tempo" rappresenta il numero dei vari pezzi di cui constano le composizioni strumentali caratterizzati da un diverso movimento.
Si usa infatti per indicare movimento come ad es.Tempo lento (per indicare un brano appunto lento), Tempo allegro etc. (per indicare un brano più veloce,brioso.Infatti si dice anche "Tempo allegro con brio").Si fa pertanto riferimento all'andamento e alla velocità con cui un brano deve essere eseguito. Il tempo è formato da diverse battute come ad es. 2/4,3/4,4/4
sempre ad indicare la velocità di un brano tramite l'utilizzo di un metronomo, ossia quello strumento ad orologeria che serve appunto a scandire i battiti del tempo di un brano musicale per stabilirne il suo andamento.

Con questa risposta ho un pò rispolverato le mie conoscenze in campo musicale avendo studiato musica per 8 anni.

jo55
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