INTERMEDIATE MUSIC THEORY

Simple Meter

A beat evenly divisible by two

Compound Meter

A beat evenly divisible by three

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Simple Meter

Simple meter means the beats can be divided into two notes. There are three types in Western music- simple duple, simple triple, and simple quadruple.

Resources:

Simple Meters

Rhythm Practice- Simple Meter

Identifying Simple Meter

Compound Meter

Compound meter means that the beat will divide easily into three even beats. There are three types of compound meter in Western music- compound duple, compound triple, and compound quadruple.

Resources:

Compound Meter Explained

Compound Time Signatures

Compound Meter Fundamentals

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