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LESSON TEN: STARTER STUDIES

Different Time Signatures

Student NotesHopefully by now, you have been practicing songs out of the book I asked you to get in the last lesson. In that book you may be seeing some new Time Signatures such as the ones shown in the staff above.

Each Time Signature shows the size of each measure the same as a 4/4 Time Signature. A 3/4 Time Signature is stating that each measure will have 3 quarter notes. A 2/4 Time Signature is stating that each measure will have 2 quarter notes. A 6/8 Time Signature is stating that each measure will have 6 eighth notes.


In general a Time Signature of 3/4 is used for a "Waltz."
In general a Time Signature of 2/4 is used for a "March or Polka."
In general a Time Signature or 6/8 is used for a very fast "Waltz."


On the next page is a library of Time Signatures along with examples of each rhythm. This page will take a few minutes to load into your browser. If you need a break, now would be a good time to take one. Click on NEXT and then be back in a few minutes.

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