Welcome to Music Theory.
Today I will be talking about one of most important theory of Music Theory. Music Theory helps us analyzing and creating music. This is going to be long bare with me, read everything. Comments below for questions and help. Tchaikovsky once said “inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy”
Basic Time Signatures
Beats: A beat is how much of a tempo (click/noise/silent) per certain time frame. The beats may be silent or full of noise. You could also have 1/2 a beat(1/8 notes) or 4 beats(Whole) for a certain sound. Depending on the music. Let say we have a music that is four seconds, we could say it has 1 beat is one sound. It will have 4 beat per Music.
Metronome: Is a clock that work in beat per minutes. What does that mean you ask?
Well a beat per minute is a Click or Noise per minute. Or 15 beats per minute is 15 “click” per minutes. They are referred too as Beat Per Measure(bpm).
Listen to 60 bpm…
Measure: A measure is a “Time Frame” controlled by the Composer, you can have anytime you desire. They work more like Beats per measure/ The long is the beats. There are Time-Pick ups, which are at start of piece are either Shorter or Longer than a normal measure.
Bars(Types): A Bar is a ending of a Measure, Stanza, phrase, or a Musical Piece
A Bar is a ending of a Measure
This means the end of a section or phrase
End of the Line Bar
The Ending of Musically Piece
This incites that a measures, phrase or entire music needs to be repeated
Lets start Learning Time Signatures.
Time Signatures is really the time frame of Piece(like a measure) that is ether used in small amount or an whole entire piece. For example 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky has Time Signatures of 4/4 or Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven has C. There are also unusual time signature’s
Iconic Time Signatures
2/2 Time or Alla breve
4/4 Time or Common Time(C) is the most famous usage of music. Very Simple.
3/4 Time or a Waltz
2/4 Time or Cut Time
3/8 Time is used in higher tempo music
6/8 Time is always called 6/8
9/8 Time or Compound triple time used in many classical piece
12/8 Time is used in slow Blue’s
13/8 Rarely used is mostly for “scary” or “horror”
Simple v.s. Compound
Simple Time Signatures
Simple Time signature are grouped in two’s like 4/8 or 2/4 or 4/4
Complex Time Signatures
Complex Time Signatures are grouped in triples like 6/8 or 12/8
The difference are that complex signature’s have triples while simple time signatures have double’s
Complex Time Signatures
Complex Time Signature are Signatures that are Signature that are unusual don’t work in dople or triple categories, such as 12/8 or 2/2. Complex/Unusual Time include 13/8, 7/4, 11,4
Time Signatures are very complex topic, Music Theory is in generally. However there is still more to learn in my next Forum Post I will talk advanced Time Signatures. Also, feel free to comments below for any question. See yall in my next forum…
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