library: Music Theory

Tempo

What we have learnt in the previous post was that time signature indicates the amount and value of the beats (crotchet, minim etc.) inside a bar in a piece of music. Time signature does not give us any information about the speed of the beats movement which is the tempo. The speed of the regular...
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Beat Divisions

In the previous post we found out that each piece of music has a time signature written as a fraction in the beginning of the piece. There are three main types of beat divisions. -          Duple Meter -          Triple Meter -          Quadruple Meter Before explaining three types of beat division, first the concept of...
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Time Signature

Time signature or meter signature is a sign in musical notation which is written in the beginning of the music piece immediately after the clef and the key signature and it defines the amount and type of notes that each bar contains. It is written either as a fraction (number/number) or as a time symbol...
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Note Values (undotted notes)

One of the common elements in music is Rhythm. In order to show Rhythm in musical notation, various Note Values are used. These Note Values represent tones with different length. It is important to note that the duration of these Note Values are not clear until they are associated with a specific tempo. ♪ The  Double...
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Why Music Theory?

“Theory is the abstract knowledge or reasoning of any art as opposed to the practice of it.” Music theory is a subject which examines how music works and how it is built. It is about studying the notation and language of music to be able to understand the structure and the pattern behind any piece of...
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