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  • n. Plural form of upbeat.


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  • He said that all the complexity — the subdivisions, the metric modulation, the scurrying intervals — was because of his French connection, a French tendency to musically favor upbeats over downbeats.

    Magna Carter (8): You've got a head start

  • But I looked over, I saw half of them were doing the upbeats on down bows and half of them were going down up, which gave them all a different rhythmic sense with their bodies.

    Guiding the N.Y. Philharmonic's 'Inner Voice'

  • Electo Silva, slender and clearly old though ageless, and who bears a slight resemblance to Yoda in his beneficent smile, gave galvanic upbeats and then often stopped conducting, just standing to one side with that beatific smile on his face, just LISTENING.

    The Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato

  • The only loser on a day of industrial upbeats was PG industries which went down ZC10 to finish the das, however, the trading was adversely affected by world gold and nickel prices - up 0,34 per cent and down 0,38 per cent over Wednesday respectively.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Norwegian Bridal Song, a Scene from Folks-Life, charms with its syncopations and upbeats, the trills and grace notes in witty taste.

    Audiophile Audition Headlines

  • Across this fondly conceived and brilliantly executed album countless other upbeats suffer a similar fate.


  • We are far from these upbeats available during some of their previous (but still good) albums.

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  • Tied to a guitar groove that emphasizes the upbeats of the rhythm, "Coming Clean" is a short track that barely makes it past the minute-and-a-half mark.


  • Ampatuan optimistic Palarong ARMAA '09 upbeats ARMM development


  • I can't think of a time when a tremolo would start on the and, but Prof. McGann says he starts all his trem with a downstroke, including the upbeats.

    Mandolin Cafe News


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