Duple Meter: Definition & Example


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How many beats are in a measure of duple meter?

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1. Compound meter is a meter whose main beat can be divided into how many equal parts?

2. The beat of a simple meter can be divided into how many equal parts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Duple meters in music can take multiple forms, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and classifications. Some of the terms you'll be assessed on include cut time, compound meter, and simple meter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics and classifications of:

  • Duple meter
  • Simple meter
  • Compound meter
  • Cut time
  • 6/8 meter

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the characteristics and forms of compound meter and simple meter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding duple meter, simple meter, and compound meter
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify examples of 2/2 meter and 6/8 meter

Additional Learning

To learn more about musical meter, review the accompanying lesson Duple Meter: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define meter and know what it is represented by
  • Know the two basic types of meter and what constitutes them
  • Define duple meter and know the two types of duple meter
  • Define cut time
  • Define subdivision