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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.
I have found once a student can read pitches, note duration, octave identification, rests and time signatures, he or she usually can figure out much of the rest with little help from the teacher.
Some rhythms such as sixteenth note combinations are very well practiced, while 3/8 time signature is never even mentioned.
Time signature and varied rhythm pattern instruction is included, and numerous examples are provided to support the text.
Along with numbers that the audience were expecting, Barber likes to take the odd diversion, with the waltzing Sweetness gliding from the pen of Jimmy Durante in his early jazz days, or the band's own Battersea Raindance, an infectiously funky strut, dabbling with an unusual time signature and redolent of its late-60s origins.
Using rhythm pattern cards in their hands, players construct measures according to the designated time signature.
Stepping on the Cracks" presents an opportunity for careful counting in triple meter, ensuring students not only count correctly, but feel the pulse of beats, rests and time signature.
A table of contents, which is really referred to as "Performance Notes," lists each piece with its respective key signature, time signature and tempo marking (for example, "Andante" and so on).