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    What does it mean to move beyond the regular time signatures?

    1What does it mean to move beyond the regular time signatures of disco and what does "its" signify"?
    "At the time, R&B and dance music were roughly the same thing, a genre that moved beyond the regular time signatures of disco but kept its propulsive feel while letting in Southern and West Indian influences."


    2What does the second question part mean?
    These mixes(mixtapes) traded hands and created a blend of anxiety and desire. Which was the real version? If you didn't tape it, how could you be sure how it really went?

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    Re: What does it mean to move beyond the regular time signatures?

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    "At the time, R&B and dance music were roughly the same thing, a genre that moved beyond the regular time signatures of disco but kept its propulsive feel while letting in Southern and West Indian influences."

    To put it simply, the "time signature" is written at the beginning of a piece of music to indicate the number of beats per bar, and other information about the beat structure of the music. It's usually in the form of a fraction like 4/4 or 3/4. Most popular and dance music is in 4/4 (four-four) time, called "common time", and disco music is a good example. Your quote is saying that some forms of dance music, being influenced by sources like West Indian music, started to use signatures that were different to the very regular 4/4 time typical of disco, and they did so without losing disco's drive and energy
    So "its propulsive feel" means "disco's propulsive feel".

    Time signature - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary


    These mixes (mixtapes) traded hands and created a blend of anxiety and desire. Which was the real version? If you didn't tape it, how could you be sure how it really went?

    I'm not sure what your second example means. A mixtape (or mix tape) is a collection of different songs or pieces of music that have been recorded onto a tape or CD, usually done at home for personal use or distribution. It may refer to the fact that a mixtape might contain a professionally remixed version of a dance track and unless you were the person who made the mixtape, you could not be sure if the track was the original or a remix.

    Collins English Dictionary | Always Free – mix tape

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