V. Unit 2 – Rhythm, Meter & Metric Organization. Mr. Jackson AP Music Theory. V. Notating Rhythm. V. Notating Rhythm. V. Notating Rhythm. Introduction. Music is sound and silence in time. Western Music Notation shows how long one note lasts in relation to others.
AP Music Theory
The Dot and the Tie
Compound or not Compound?That is the question…
To check:Divide the TOP NUMBER of the time signature by 3. If your answer is a whole number greater than 1 – you are in a Compound Meter. Pretty cool, huh?
Triplets & Duplets
Downbeats & Upbeats
Although we have 3 beats per measure – Schubert constantly uses TIES to create 2 beats all over the place! What’s up with that?!