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8. Time Signatures Exercises

Grade 4 Music Theory Lesson 8: Time Signatures Exercises

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1. Describe the time signatures as simple or compound, AND duple, triple or quadruple:

  1. 12/8 answer
  2. 9/4 answer
  3. 3/2 answer
  4. 2/2 answer
  5. 6/8 answer
  6. 4/8 answer
  7. 3/4 answer
  8. 9/8 answer

 

2a. All compound duple time signatures haveanswer as their top number.

2b. All simple triple time signatures have answer as their top number.

2c. All compound triple time signatures have answer as their top number.

2d. Quadruple time signatures have either answer or answer as their top number.

2e. The bottom number 2 tells you to count what type of beats? answer

2f. The bottom number 4 tells you to count what type of beats? answer

2g. Compound time signatures always have a answer as the main beat.

2h. 9/4 is a real time signature. True or false? answer

2i. 3/6 is a real time signature. True or false?  answer

2j. 4/8 is a real time signature. True or false?  answer

 

 

3. Put a time signature at the beginning:

a.

 time-sigs1

 

b.

time-sigs2

 

c.

time-sigs3

 

d.

time-sigs4

 

e.

time-sigs5

 

f.

time-sigs6

 

g.

time-sigs7

 

h.

time-sigs8

 

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