AP Music Theory 4.1 Score Analysis

AP Music Theory 4.1 Score Analysis. Which of the following answers is an example of compound meter?

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potential answers brought to you by the metric system with

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a different deal All right compound and simple are opposing

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terms used for a lot of things including interest fractures

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and time signatures Luckily for all parties involved we're looking

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at time signatures So if we get this question wrong

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we might be looking at fractures Are boss Takes music

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education pretty seriously for this problem all we need to

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know is what a compound meter is versus a simple

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meter Well a simple meter is any time signature in

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which the beats air naturally divided into two equal parts

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Whereas a compound meter is any time signature where the

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beats are naturally divided into threes So yep Looks like

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we have to use math You could do it Drummers

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stay strong Okay So for example the time signature eight

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to khun be divided into two parts That means answer

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D's on the wrong team Likewise the time signature for

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one is naturally divisible into two equal parts for one

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would also be a great name for a boy band

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but it's not our answer So bye bye bye answer

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B seven four is tricky It appears to be neither

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compound nor simple but if we think about each of

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the seven beats in the measure being divided into two

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eighth notes each we can see that it's in simple

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meter to which leaves us with twelve sixteen Well twelve

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sixteen is naturally divisible by three no matter how you

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slice it Three groups of four four groups of three

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ala mode or ice cream on the side our compound

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meter is answered a so many fractions We have broken

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our math bone Now all we have to do is

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figure out if it's a compound or a simple fracture