Music Theory Education


8. Compound Time

8. Compound Time

Grade 3. lesson 8 compound time

Introducing Compound Time


Until now we have worked in a time signature which is called 'Simple Time' In any of these time signatures the beats divided into 2's.

Now we introduce a new kind of time signature which is called 'Compound Time' All the compound time signatures you will meet in this grade have a number 8 for the bottom number. The top numbers are 6, 9, or 12.
The note which will make one beat in compound time will be a dotted note.

Compound time main beats always divide into 3's. Now this can curse a problem, but only if we don't take care in the counting, with a group of three notes we could think of a triplet, so no getting mixed up with that.

In The Music Theory Grade Three Lessons Book you will find pages full of diagrams and valuable information, helping you to work through the start of Compound Time.


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