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Last reply by: Professor Ryan
Thu Jun 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Post by on March 17, 2013

Hi! I love these classes. My confusion today is that example 3 and 4 have the same name (compound triple), but correspond to completely different measures, one can be divided in 3 eights and the other in nine eights. Is there any way to differentiate it when mentioning them by their name? Do they have the same name for some reason?

3/4, Simple & Compound Meter

  • 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.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:10
  • Time Signature of 3/4 0:18
    • Top Number is How Many Beats per Measure, Bottom Number is What Note Makes One Beat
    • 3/4 Has Three Beats per Measure
  • 3/4 Continued 1:31
  • Simple Meter, Duple Simple 2:21
    • Duple Simple = 2/4
  • Simple Meter, Triple Simple 3:01
    • Triple Simple = 3/4
  • Simple Meter, Quadruple Simple 3:38
    • Quadruple Simple = 4/4
  • Compound Meter, Compound Triple 4:02
    • Compound Triple = 3/8
    • 3/8 = Three Eighth Notes Per Measure
  • Compound Meter, Compound Duple or Simple Triple 5:13
    • Compound Duple = 6/8
    • 6/8 = Six Eighth Notes Per Measure
    • Simple Triple = 6/8
  • Compound Meter, Compound Triple 6:42
    • Compound Triple = 9/8
    • 9/8 = Nine Eighth Notes Per Measure
  • Compound Meter, Compound Quadruple 7:41
    • Compound Quadruple = 12/8 = Twelve Eighth Notes Per Measure
  • Example 1: 3/4 8:53
    • 3/4 Has Three Beats per Measure
  • Example 2: Duple Simple 9:30
  • Example 3: Triple Simple 9:51
  • Example 3 Part 2: Quadruple Simple 10:14
  • Example 4: Compound Triple 10:39
  • Example 5: Compound Duple or Simple Triple 11:06
  • Example 6: Compound Triple 13:53
  • Example 7: Compound Quadruple 14:37