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time signature

Music a sign usually consisting of two figures, one above the other, the upper figure representing the number of beats per bar and the lower one the time value of each beat. This sign is placed after the key signature at the outset of a piece or section of a piece
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"This record [Beyond], in particular, and the last one [Timeless Tales] in its own way, deals with a lot of unusual and uneven time signatures," he explains.
2 For eight movements with a single time signature, (nos.
The dance is similar in its look to a waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4/4 time signature instead of 3/4.
But there was grace and elegance in the second movement with its unusual five-four time signature and, in the third movement, the conductor and orchestra brought out all of the strange irony of the well-known marching tune.
Textures seem to relish challenging the listener with their Meshuggahstyle time signature changes and jagged riffing.
I do regret the decision to insert frequent changes in time signature not explicitly in the source ("A hemiola within a sesquialtera section is realised by a change of time-signature," p.
Her playing was slightly out-of-sync and she launched into a song, with a time signature so messed up, it sounded like a teenage band's first rehearsal.
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5/8 time signature. Left-hand, sixteenth-note runs with a more involved right hand.
The song is notable for its asymmetric time signature and complex changes.
As an aid to identifying concertos, he also sorts them by tonality, tempo, time signature, and other features.
Proust uses time signature and tempi shifts to help create the different characters within the piece, and the groupings within the odd-meter sections are clearly notated.