Layering rhythmic ideas: Exploring metre

This lesson explores ostinatos, layering of musical ideas, polyrhythms and more complex time signatures.

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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!

Q1.How many beats is a dotted semibreve worth?

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Q2.How many beats is a dotted minim worth?

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Q3.How many beats is a dotted crotchet worth?

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Q4.What is retrograde?

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Q5.What is note addition?

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Q6.What is note subtraction?

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Q7.What is syncopation?

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Q8.What is improvisation?

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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!

Q1.How many beats is a dotted semibreve worth?

1/8

Q2.How many beats is a dotted minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a dotted crotchet worth?

3/8

Q4.What is retrograde?

4/8

Q5.What is note addition?

5/8

Q6.What is note subtraction?

6/8

Q7.What is syncopation?

7/8

Q8.What is improvisation?

8/8

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Quiz:

Layering rhythmic ideas: Exploring metre

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

Q1.What is an ostinato?

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Q2.What is layering?

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Q3.What is a polyrhythm?

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Q4.What does the top number of a time signature tell you?

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Q5.What does the bottom number of a time signature tell you?

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Q6.Which of these is not an example of a simple time signature?

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Q7.Which of these is not an example of a compound time?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Layering rhythmic ideas: Exploring metre

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

Q1.What is an ostinato?

1/7

Q2.What is layering?

2/7

Q3.What is a polyrhythm?

3/7

Q4.What does the top number of a time signature tell you?

4/7

Q5.What does the bottom number of a time signature tell you?

5/7

Q6.Which of these is not an example of a simple time signature?

6/7

Q7.Which of these is not an example of a compound time?

7/7

Lesson summary: Layering rhythmic ideas: Exploring metre

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