Exploring other time signatures and phrase lengths

Not all music is in 4/4 with balanced phrases! This lesson explores simple and compound time signatures, which are then explored through composition and performance.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Question 5

Q1.What can influence composers?

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Q2.What did Bartok like to collect?

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Q3.What style of music influenced Debussy's 'Pagodes'?

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Q4.What did classical composers favour in their work?

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Q5.Which scale uses all the black keys on the keyboard?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What can influence composers?

1/5

Q2.What did Bartok like to collect?

2/5

Q3.What style of music influenced Debussy's 'Pagodes'?

3/5

Q4.What did classical composers favour in their work?

4/5

Q5.Which scale uses all the black keys on the keyboard?

5/5

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Quiz:

Exploring other time signatures. Exploring other phrase lengths

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

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Question 2

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Question 5

Q1.What does a time signature tell you?

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Q2.What time signature does most pop and dance music use?

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Q3.Which one of these is a simple time signature?

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Q4.Which one of these is a compound time signature?

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Q5.What was the time signature of 'Take 5'?

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Quiz:

Exploring other time signatures. Exploring other phrase lengths

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does a time signature tell you?

1/5

Q2.What time signature does most pop and dance music use?

2/5

Q3.Which one of these is a simple time signature?

3/5

Q4.Which one of these is a compound time signature?

4/5

Q5.What was the time signature of 'Take 5'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Exploring other time signatures and phrase lengths

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