simple time

noun musical rhythm or metre in which each beat in a bar may be subdivided simply into halves or quarters. Compare with compound time.

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  • simple time — Music. rhythm characterized by two or three beats or pulses to a measure. Also called simple measure. * * * …   Universalium

  • simple time — Music. rhythm characterized by two or three beats or pulses to a measure. Also called simple measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple time — /ˈsɪmpəl taɪm/ (say simpuhl tuym) noun a musical rhythm characterised by a metrical unit divisible by two …   Australian English dictionary

  • simple measure — simple time or simple measure, Music. a rhythm or time having two or three beats to a measure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Time signature — Common time redirects here. For the short story, see Common Time. Simple example of a 34 time signature: here there are three quarter notes per measure. The time signature (also known as meter signature) is a notational convention used in Western …   Wikipedia

  • simple — adj. & n. adj. 1 easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty (a simple explanation; a simple task). 2 not complicated or elaborate; without luxury or sophistication. 3 not compound; consisting of or involving only one element or operation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Simple metre — In music, simple meter or simple time is a time signature or meter in which each beat (or rather, portion, 1/2 or 1/3 of a measure) is divided into two parts, as opposed to three, which is compound meter.For example, 3/4 is divided into three… …   Wikipedia

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  • simple measure. — See simple time. * * * …   Universalium

  • simple measure. — See simple time …   Useful english dictionary

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