Rhythm & Meter: Terms & Styles


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What is rhythm in music?

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1. What is meter and how is it expressed in written music?

2. In a time signature, what does the bottom number mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will cover the concepts of rhythm and meter. Key points on the quiz include how rhythm functions in music and the expression of meter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on these areas:

  • The bottom number in a time signature
  • True statements about rhythm and meter
  • A syncopated rhythm

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as rhythm and meter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the numbers represent in a time signature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a rhythm that is syncopated and how meter is expressed in a written piece of music

Additional Learning

For more, review the lesson called Rhythm & Meter: Terms & Styles. These topics will be studied:

  • Vertical lines on written music
  • What a beat is
  • 4/4, 6/8 and 3/4 time
  • Compound rhythm