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Time Signature in Music: Definition and Examples

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1. Compound duple meter has:

2. The following is an example of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A time signature, or meter, is a written indicator that shows the number of beats per measure and the type of note that carries the beat in a piece of music. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on this concept with questions that identify time signatures and types of meters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Determining the meter from symbols
  • Compound duple meter
  • Recognize types of meters

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on time signatures from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, mainly the different types of meter discussed in this lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between the different types of meter discussed in the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding time signatures in music

Additional Learning

To learn more about time signatures in music, review the accompanying lesson called Time Signature in Music: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define time signature
  • Differentiate between the parts of a time signature
  • Discuss and differentiate between duple and triple meter
  • Discuss and differentiate between simple and compound meter
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