Minute a Day Music Theory Stage 3 Lesson 1
 

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Stage 3
Lesson 1    Lesson 2    Lesson 3    Lesson 4   
Lesson 5    Lesson 6    Lesson 7    Lesson 8   
Lesson 9    Lesson 10

Stage 1    Stage 2    Stage 4    Stage 5    Stage 6     Stage 7

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So far we have used a time signature of 4/4.
This means there are four quarter notes in each measure (or bar).
If we use a time signature of 2/4, there are 2 quarter notes in each measure. 
A time signature is written at the beginning of every piece of music.

If we use a time signature of 3/4, there are 3 quarter notes in each measure.

Here are 3 measures (or bars) of 2/4 time. Bar lines divide each bar from the next one.

 Click the play arrow twice.
The first beat of each bar is louder in this example to tell you where the bar begins.

Here are 3 measures (or bars) of 3/4 time. Bar lines divide each bar from the next one.


Click the play arrow twice. The first beat of each bar is louder in this example to tell you where the bar begins.

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