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# Tutor profile: Melissa C.

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Melissa C.
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## Questions

### Subject:Music

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How do you read a time signature? Is it different between types of music? (vocal treble/bass clef, viola alto clef, etc.)

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Melissa C.

No matter what kind of music you are using, the time signature is always read the same way. The top number refers to the number of beats in a measure. For example, in common time (4/4), there are four beats per measure. In waltz time (3/4), there are three beats per measure. The bottom number is used to determine what type of note equals one beat. In common time (4/4), the quarter note gets the beat. The type of note is determined in this way: Half Note is 2, Quarter Note is 4, Eighth Note is 8, and Sixteenth Note is 16. It is easier to remember the bottom number like that of a fraction (1/2 is half, 1/4 is a quarter, 1/8 is an eighth, 1/16 is a sixteenth). Examples: 6/8: There are six beats per measure, and the eighth note equals one beat. Since two eighth notes equal one quarter note, a measure in this time signature would have three quarter notes. 3/4: There are three beats per measure, and the quarter note equals one beat. There could be three quarter notes in one measure, or six eighth notes, or eight sixteenth notes.

### Subject:English as a Second Language

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What is the difference between the English articles "A" and "The", and how do I decide which to use?

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Melissa C.

Articles are always coupled with nouns (a person, place, or thing). Think of a noun as a child that must always be with their parent. Mom is "the." She is picky and specific. If someone says "read the book", they are talking about one specific book. Dad is "a". He wants the child to have more freedom. If someone says "read a book", you are free to choose any book to read. ("A" can change depending on the noun. If the first letter is a consonant (not a, e, i, o, or u), use "A". If the first letter is a vowel (a, e, i, o, or u), use "An". Example sentence with articles: "The girl went to see a movie in the city." (Specific girl saw random movie in specific city)

### Subject:English

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What is the difference between "subjective" and "objective"?

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Melissa C.

"Subjective" and "objective" are adjectives usually used to describe a way of thinking. An objective thought is a general or unbiased truth about something, and a subjective thought is based on personal experience or logic. For example: "Curry is a type of food" is an objective statement. It applies to everyone. "Curry is a delicious type of food" is a subjective statement. Some people might prefer to eat other things.

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