Minute a Day Music Theory Stage 5 Lesson 1
 

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Stage 5
Lesson 1    Lesson 2    Lesson 3    Lesson 4    Lesson 5   
Lesson 6    Lesson 7    Lesson 8    Lesson 9    Lesson 10

Stage 1    Stage 2    Stage 3    Stage 4    Stage 6     Stage 7

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Time signatures are many and various!

We have already learnt about 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4.

The number at the top tells us how many beats in the measure. The number at the bottom tells us the type or kind of note.
So 2/4 = 2 quarter notes in a measure.

2/2 means there are 2 half notes in each measure.

    Click the play arrow twice

Here is a section of a piece with different notes, but with a
2/2 time signature.

    Click the play arrow twice

Go to  Lesson 2

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