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Transcribed painstakingly from the charred remains of the original notes by: The Thinker

The author writes:

As we all ought to know, all the best Piranha Opera is composed in something other than boring old 4/4 time*.

* The preferred standard is a combo of 3/4, 4/7, 5/4, and 21/29, usually depending on whether or not what you're writing is an aria, an overture, or a motet, but practised masters usually (and are encouraged to do so) use a mixture of more esoteric meters, especially irrational ones. Dances are typically composed in alternating 16/5, 13/3, and 2/8, with the time signature changing to one or the other with each measure, and as per usual less coventional meters may be utilised. The use of 2/2 and/or 2/4 time in any combination at any point, however, is banned outright.