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Hi Greg, I’m afraid I’m still confused by this.

Right now I’ve got the Adagio stage progress chart in front of me. If we take the first line of the chart, you’re suggesting I need to be able to play the slur with my metronome set at 104 for “1 beat”. Then on the next line you suggest I should be able to play the same slur with my metronome set at 100 for “2 beats”.

I’m not sure if you mean:
(a) For the first line of the chart, treat each written note as a crochet, and for the second line of the chart, treat each written note as a quaver (this was initially what I thought you meant) OR
(b) For the first line, be able to play a whole BAR of quavers with metronome at 104, and for the second line, be able to play two BARS of quavers with metronome set at 100

Of the two options above, (b) sounds more likely, I now realise, but I’m puzzled why you are speaking of “beats” instead of “bars” (for example, in the legends for your progress charts). A similar confusion about “beats” versus “bars” arises in your video for Adagio Long Tones you use the word “beat” where I think most musicians would say “bar” (you say the written exercise in that case lasts “four beats”, but it’s actually written as four bars).

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