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Lesson 9 Test Answers

 

1.                 In compound meter, the beat is divided into three divisions
In simple meter, the beat is divided into two divisions

 

2.                 The top number of a time signature in compound meter tells us how many beat divisions will appear in each measure
The bottom number of a time signature in compound meter tells us what note value is equal to the beat division

 

3.                 6; 9; 12; these three numbers are never found in simple meter time signatures

 

4.                 In compound meter, the beat division is split into two subdivisions
This is true for simple meter as well

 

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6.                 The dotted quarter note; 4

 

7.                 The dotted half note; 3

 

8.                 The eighth note; Twelve (the two numbers in the key signature tell you this information)

 

9.                 The eighth note; Twelve; There are two dotted half note beats in each measure of this meter

 

10.              The sixteenth note; Sixteen; There are four quarter note beats in each measure of this meter (since the top number of this time signature was not a six, nine, or twelve, this is simple meter)

 

 

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