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Symbols and Terminology: Time Signature

TIME SIGNATURE

this is used to specify how many beats are in each measure and what note value constitutes one beat. time signature is also known as a “meter” which tells the musician how many notes are in a measure. the number on top is the number of beats per measure, and the bottom number is what type of note gets one ( 1 ) beat.








figure x.a.
4/4 time signature


eto, mejo complicated na topic lalo na sa mga super beginners talaga at malamang yung may mga ayaw ng math subjects eh sori pero kailangan gamitin ulit ang natutunan sa math hehehe :o pero to give you an idea let's use above time signature symbol 4/4:


in simple time signatures, remember that the top number is the number of beats per measure while the bottom number is the type of note that gets a beat. so, sa 4/4 time signature: there are 4 beats in a measure where the quarter note gets one ( 1 ) beat... hala paano nangyari yun?!


looking at 4/4, the number on top is 4 which means there are 4 counts per measure. then looking at the bottom number probably confused you. the bottom number can be 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc. look at this chart.


Bottom Number Value

1 ------------- Whole note
2 ------------  Half note
4 ------------  Quarter note
8 ------------  Eighth note
16 ----------- Sixteenth note


sa madaling salita, yung example sa figure x.a. in a measure daw there are 4 beats at ang quarter note ang makakakuha ng 1 beat.

tanong:
eh talaga naman 1 beat ang quartner note diba? 

sagot:
oo nga! base sa pinakita ko sa TYPES of NOTES/RESTS and its duration, 1 beat naman talaga ang quarter note. pero sa mundo ng time signature, hindi sa lahat ng panahon eh mga simple time signatures ang ginagamit tulad ng 4/4. pansinin ninyo yung mga piyesang meron kayo or try to grab some of my OPM piano scores, merong mga instances na gumagamit ako ng 6/4, 6/8 5/4 or minsan may nagawa akong 12/8, mga examples ito ng compound time signatures. so paano mo ngayon ipaglalaban sa korte suprema yang nalalaman mo aber?! nanakot hehehe eto seryus ulit... hihimay-himayin ko ng konti pa para lalo kayong mawindang =p


next... Symbols and Terminology: COMPOUND TIME SIGNATURE




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Nikz said...

Excuse me po, I don't get it all. Sorry for being stupid, but could you simplify it more?

heide abot said...

@Nikz
hahaha would you mind telling me anong part yung malabo? how to use the time signature? how to count? kasi simple na ung explanation ko... para alam ko kung anong isasagot ko sa'yo kung san ka nalalabuan... salamat ^_^v

Lea said...

hello po. Tanong lang po ako about sa slur! kasi di ko masyado magets. hehe sorry. Slow eh. :D . Di ba connected sya sa dlawang magkaibang nota. pero panu po un? kunwari F G A ,connected ung F sa A. panu po yun? F muna next G then F ulit? tas A ? ganun po ba un? Censya na po. thank you

heide abot said...

it only means hindi siya detached if played... kung baga sa kanta, hindi ka hihinga while singing those notes.... parang isang phrase.... smoothly played... swabe :)

darwin kay said...

tanong ko lang po paano po pag 4/4 po yung time signature tapos 3 quarter notes lang po yung nasa 1 measure, paano po ang gagawin ko? isa pa pong tanong, halimbawa po 4/4 po yung time signature tapos po may 2 eighth note po dun sa measure = 1 beat na rin po ba yun ibig sabihin pipindutin ko ng 2 beses sa loob ng 1 segundo? paano po kung may half note, ihohold ko po ba yung pagpindot doon sa key ng 2 segundo? salamat po =)

heide abot said...

hindi pdeng 3 quarter notes lang ang nasa isang measure if 4/4 ang time signature... tandaan ang basihan mo ng counting ay nasa itaas na number at ang nasa ibabang number ang klase ng notehead na makakakuha ng 1 beat.

if 3/4 ang time signature = total of 3 beats per measure and quarter note ang makakakuha ng 1 beat.

also, get yourself familiar with rhythm. once you know the tempo and time signature, kelangan may steady rhythm ka ^_^v

darwin kay said...

okie :D salamat po

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