top of time signature #
# of beats per measure
bottom of time signature
type of note that gets the beat
vertical black bars, divide staff into measures
Each time signature can be classified into a certain _______
# of beats in a measure for 2,3,4
duple, triple, quadruple
each beat in measure can be broken into 2
examples of simple d/t/q
anything with 2/3/4 on top # (2/2, 2/4, 3/8, 4/8)
can be broken into 3 notes, has the 6/9/12 on top
How to find the # of pulse beats?
Take top #, divide by 3 (for example, 12/4, 12 divided by 3=4. 4 Pulse beats.)
Any meter with two beats in a measure, with each beat divided into three (e.g., 6/8 or 6/4).
Any meter with three beats in a measure, with each beat divided into three (e.g., 9/8 or 9/4).
Any meter with four beats in a measure, with each beat divided into three (e.g., 12/8 or 12/4).