Music - Rhythm

o = semibreve = whole note

o = minim = half note

o = crotchet = quarter note

? = quaver = eighth note

? = semi quaver = sixteenth note

Time signature ____ _________

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|number of rhythmical units in a bar|

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| ?

2 there are two crotchet (quarter note) beats in a bar

4 ?

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| type of rhythmical unit in a bar |

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simple time - beat is a note like a crotchet or minim that can be

divided by 2

compound time - beat cannot be divided by 2 (divisible by 3)

example 6 = 6 quavers in a bar

8 _____ _____

basic beat is a ?. ie ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?.

1 2

 simple time compound time time sig value of 1 bar time sig value of 1 bar duple 2/2 o o 6/4 o. o. 2/4 o o 6/8 o. o. 2/8 ? ? 6/16 ?. ?. triple 3/2 o o o 9/4 o. o. o. 3/4 o o o 6/8 o. o. o. 3/8 ? ? ? 6/16 ?. ?. ?. quadruple 4/2 o o o o 12/4 o. o. o. o. 4/4 o o o o 12/8 o. o. o. o. 4/8 ? ? ? ? 12/16 ?. ?. ?. ?.