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|This lesson is part of the Fundamentals of Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament category.|
- Students will be able to describe and perform a meter from a given time signature.
- Students will be able to describe the meter of a piece by ear and give a specific time signature.
- Students will be able to conduct with the appropriate pattern given the time signature of a musical excerpt.
- Students will be able to notate musical rhythms within different metrical scaffoldings.
- Handout on Meter Terminology
- Teoria.com on time signature, beat units, simple and compound meters
- Musictheory.net on measures and time signature
- R. Hutchinson. "Meter." (Music Theory for the 21st Century Classroom).
- "Grouping Beats: Meter." (Music Crash Courses).
- F. Tobey. "Standard and Less Common Rhythms." (A Feeling for Harmony).
- T. Rush. "Meter Notation." (Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People).
- T. Rush. "Metrical Beaming." (Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People).
- T. Rush. "Complex Meters." (Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People).
- "Rhythm & Meter Cheat Sheet." (WVU Music Theory Vault).
- "Note Beaming and Music Theory." (Music Notes).
- Discussion of the classification of meters and symbology of time signatures
- Matching of heard metrical to written metrical structures
- Performance of basic identifying rhythms in different meters
- Meter identification of music from different genres and time periods
- Matching recorded examples to written meters
- Meter classification based on identification of beat and division