Music Concepts Online: Meter

Lecture and FAQs

To begin to understand meter, take a look at the lecture entitled Meter: the Pattern and the Scheme of It, and also Meter FAQs. To understand counting numbers, take a look at Understanding Counting Numbers.

Chapter 3: Simple Meter

The terms and concepts we will learn are:
  • Meter: Duble Meter, Triple Meter, Compound Meter, Simple Meter
  • Meter Signature (Time Signature)
  • Beat
  • Bar (Measure), Bar Line(s)
  • Counting Numbers

    Lecture

    To begin to understand meter, take a look at the lecture entitled Meter: the Pattern and the Scheme of It

    Exercises and Assignments:

  • Read pages 28-36 of Music Fundamentals.
  • Do the Written Exercise on pp. 32
  • Do the Music for Study Assignment on pp. 37-42 (there are 15 of them: the instructions are on p. 36)
  • Do the Computer Exercises 26-29, 30-33, and 34-35 (see below for details):
    CHAPTER 3 COMPUTER EXERCISES:
    
    Simple Meter:
    	Inserting Barlines - Simple Meters -4/4,3/4,2/4 - Drill # 26
    	Inserting Barlines - Simple Meters -4/2,3/2,2/2 - Drill # 27
    	Inserting Barlines - Simple Meters -4/8,3/8,2/8 - Drill # 28
    	All of the Above - Drill # 29
    
    	Completing Measures - Simple Meters -4/4,3/4,2/4 - Drill # 30
    	Completing Measures - Simple Meters -4/2,3/2,2/2 - Drill # 31
    	Completing Measures - Simple Meters -4/8,3/8,2/8 - Drill # 32
    	All of the Above - Drill # 33
    
    

    Back to Main Page