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Old January 19th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Airbourne Bubblun View Post
I can read music, as well as understand the note lengths, like Crotchet, Quaver, Minim, Semi Breve etc. I know 2 time signatures: the 4/4 and the one which is a Waltz (3/4).

I don't seem to understand some time signatures, like 5/4, 6/4, anything that goes above the second number. What exactly does it mean?
The top number is how many beats are in a measure and the bottom is what kind of beat is the base for that measurement. 4/4 is 4 quarter notes per measure; similarly, 3/8 is 3 eighth notes per measure.
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