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Time signature 3/2 Explained

The time signature 3/2 is a well known meter in classical music, and it’s occasionally used in popular music. 3/2 contains measures (or bars) that have 3 half-note beats (minims). Music in 3/2 time is often associated with slower pieces with a three count. We’re going to dive straight into 3/2 time, but you can … Read more

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Time signature 7/8 Explained

The time signature 7/8 is a well known meter in classical music, but is sometimes used in popular music too. It contains measures (or bars) that have 7 eighth-note beats (quavers). These are counted in groupings of 2+2+3 or 3+2+2. Due to its irregular counting pattern, 7/8 gives music an out-of-step feel. We’re going to … Read more

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Time Signature 3/8 Explained

The time signature 3/8 is a well known meter in classical music, but is also used in popular music too. 3/8 contains measures (or bars) that have 3 eighth-note (quaver) beats. Music in 3/8 time often has a lively, upbeat feel. It is used in dance music (such as waltzes and polkas), as well as … Read more

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What Is The Roman Numeral Chords Labelling System?

Roman numeral chords are what we use in typical music analysis. Using Roman Numerals provides a great way to label chords in a piece of music as they include a lot of information about the chord, its quality, its inversion and more. Let’s explore this incredibly useful labelling system. Roman Numerals Roman numerals are simply … Read more

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The E flat Minor Scale: A Complete Guide

The E flat Minor scale is a 7 note scale that uses the following notes: Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, Cb and Db. The scale is usually written as starting and ending on E flat and it can be repeating at higher or lower octaves. E flat Minor is a diatonic scale, which means that … Read more