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Lesson 9 Test

 

Compound Meter

 

Write your answers on a piece of scratch paper so you can check them against the correct answers at the end of the test.

 

 

1.                 What is the definition of compound meter?  Why is this different from simple meter?

 

2.                 In compound meter, the top number of the time signature tells us what information?  How about the bottom number?

 

3.                 What number will always appear as the top number in a compound duple key signature?  In a compound triple key signature?  In a compound quadruple key signature?  Are these top numbers ever found in simple meter?

 

4.                 In compound meter, the beat division is split into how many subdivisions?  Is this true for simple meter?

 

5.                 For the following compound meters, notate the correct number of beats, beat divisions, and beat subdivisions in a single measure.

 

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6.                 What note value is equal to the beat in 12/8 meter?  How many beats are there in each measure?

 

7.                 What note value is equal to the beat in 9/4 meter?  How many beats are there in each measure?

 

8.                 What note value is equal to the beat division in 12/8 meter?  How many beat divisions would it take to fill a complete measure in this meter?

 

9.                 What note value is equal to the beat subdivision in 6/4 meter?  How many beat subdivisions would it take to fill a complete measure in this meter?  What note value is equal to the beat in this meter, and how many beats are there in each measure?

 

10.              What note value is equal to the beat subdivision in 4/4 meter?  How many beat subdivisions would it take to fill a complete measure in this meter? What note value is equal to the beat in this meter, and how many beats are there in each measure?

 

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