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Time Signature 5/4 Explained

The time signature 5/4 is an unusual, but popular meter in classical music and it has been used many times in popular music too. 5/4 contains measures (or bars) that have 5 quarter-note beats. Music in 5/4 time has an irregular count and can be thought of as a ‘2 then 3 count’ or a … Read more

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Time Signature 2/2 (Cut Time) Explained

Time signature 2/2 is a well known meter in classical music, but is also used in popular music too. 2/2 contains measures (or bars) that have 2 half note beats (minims). Music in 2/2 time is often has a lively, upbeat feel. 2/2 is used most often in marches and musical theatre music, although it … Read more

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Time Signature 12/8 Explained

Time signature 12/8 is a well-know meter used in many different types of music. 12/8 contains measures (or bars) that have 12 eighth-note beats. Music in 12/8 combines the 1..2..3 waltz count with the steadiness of 4/4. We’re going to dive straight into 12/8 time, but you can find more info on what a time … Read more

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Harmony In Music – What Is It And How Do We Use It?

Music consists of three main elements melody, harmony and rhythm. All of these elements can be found in almost all genres of music, pop music, rock music, blues music, classical music… you name it, you will hear harmony in music! So let’s define what harmony is and how it’s used. What is harmony? So what … Read more

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Time signature 6/4 explained

The time signature 6/4 is a well known meter in classical music and it has been used many times in popular music. 6/4 contains measures (or bars) that have 6 quarter-note beats. Music in 6/4 time often has a pendulum motion to it, similar to 6/8, but at a slower tempo. We’re going to dive … Read more