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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER6

Time Signatures

In This Chapter

  • Understanding how time signatures determine meter
  • Learning both usual and odd time signatures
  • Changing time signatures
  • Subdividing odd time signatures

In the previous chapter, you learned about measures, those containers that hold the beats of a piece of music. The start and end points of a measure are marked by vertical bar lines, and multiple measures combine to create a complete song.

To simplify things, in Chapter 5 we limited our discussion to measures with four beats apiece, with each of those beats equaling a quarter note. That covers a lot of different songs, especially in popular music. Whatever ...

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