few notes, an eight-measure phrase may be considered regular. The ex trem ely rap id temp o of Figu re 16.9 (one beat to the measure ) pr oduc es a phra se of only eight beats in eight measur es, c omp ara ble in sound to four measures of two beats each. Fig. 16.9. Beethoven, Sonata for Piano, Op. 2, No. 3, "Scherzo" Allegro (J.=104)
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(cadenc e) b) Whe n the tempo is very slow or when each measure contains man y notes, a two-measure phrase may be considered regular. In melody 219 12 from Music for Sight Singing, two measures of . mete r suffice to const itute a phrase . In Figure 16.10, the extre mely slow tempo allows th e comple tion of a phras e in a two-mea sure spa n. Fig. 16.10.
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