Music Theory Education


3. Time Signatures

3.time signatures

Grade 2. lesson 3 time signatures

New Time Signatures


In grade two we will be looking at new time signatures. During our time in grade one, the only time signatures we used were the ones with a number 4 at the bottom. we used 2/4, 3/4, and also 4 over 4. All these time signatures had crotchet beat values.

In this grade we are going to introduce a new time signature where the lower number will be a number 2. This means each time signature with a number 2 for its lower number will be of minim beat values.
You will find time signatures written like 2/2, 3/2, and 4 over 2.

Notice the top numbers have not changed, we still have 2 beats per bar, 3 beats per bar, and 4 beats per bar in each of our new time signatures.

In this lesson you will also be introduced to a new way of writing the time signature of 2 over 2, we have a new sign to show you.


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You will find this lesson in the Music Theory Lessons Book shown below. Along with explanations of the new time signatures you will see illustrations of music notes written out in bars, using different time signatures.
Each example will have the beat value of each note, also the count value to fit the given time signatures.

Everything you need to know to cover your requirements for grade two music theory for the new time signatures will be found in lesson 3 of The Music Theory Lessons Grade Two Book.


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