1.3 Measure and time signature
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In this chapter, you’ll learn about the regular grouping of the beats in which we divide music. You’ll learn about measures and time signatures and how we notate them. Further, you’ll have aan excercise to learn how to recognize rhythms.
The staff with brace, measure, bar lines and final bar line.
2. Time signatures
A melody in three-four meter with an upbeat.
Listen to a four-four meter.
Listen to a three-four meter.
Listen to a two-four meter.
3. Ear training
The exercise recognizing rhythm is a preparatory exercise for Chapter 1.18 Rhythmic dictation.
The purpose of this exercise is to learn to hear the difference between two differently notated rhythms. The difference between these two rhythms concerns only one note.
Ear Training exercise 1e: the played rhythm is notated twice. Choose the right rhythm.
The next rhythm is being played:
Choose which rhythm you hear.
The rhythm is notated in a three-four meter. The difference between the first and second rhythm is the first beat in the first measure:
- In the first rhythm, a quarter note is being played.
- In the second rhythm, a half note is being played.
Clap or tap the two notated rhythms to train your inner hearing abilties. Then play the rhythm and try to hear whether in the first beat in the first measure
- a quarter note is being played (choise 1) or
- a half note is being played (choise 2).
Answer: choice 1.