In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan continues her discussion of time signatures by moving on to 3/4, simple, and compound meters. She reviews what the top and bottom numbers of a time signatures represent before discussing terms such as simple meter, compound meter, duple, triple, and quadruple.
3/4 means three beats per measure with the quarter note getting the beat.
Simple meter (duple, triple, quadruple) refers to time signatures whose notes can be subdivided into 2. 2/4, 3/4, 4/4.
Compound meter (duple, triple, quadruple) refers to time signatures whose notes can be subdivided into 3. 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8.
3/4, Simple & Compound Meter
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.