Time Signature and Compound Meter Essay

Submitted By ChrisButka
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Music Tech Lab Name:
Beat and Meter Assignment

Directions: Go to www.grooveshark.com. Listen to ten songs that you are familiar with. Remember, the lyrics for all songs recorded on this sheet must be appropriate for high school students to listen to. To enter the Song URL, while in Grooveshark, click on the bottom-left hand corner of the icon for the song that’s currently playing. Select Copy URL>Song URL. Click in the appropriate place on this document, and select “Edit>Paste.” To find out the tempo, visit http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm. For songs that have multiple meter changes and multiple tempi, record what is heard at the beginning of the song.

Simple Time
The beat can be divided into two parts.

Time Signatures:
2 beats per measure is 2/4
3 beats per measure is 3/4
4 beats per measure is 4/4

Compound Time
The beat can be divided into three parts.

Time Signatures:
2 beats per measure is 6/8
3 beats per measure is 9/8
4 beats per measure is 12/8
EXAMPLE
Song Title: Runaway Love
Artist: Justin Bieber
Song URL: http://grooveshark.com/s/Runaway+Love/2Q1C5E?src=5
Beats Per Minute (Tempo): 109
Beats Per Measure (Meter): Four
Is this song in simple meter or compound meter? Simple
What is the time signature? 4/4

Song #1
Song Title: Free Ride
Artist: Edgar Winter Group
Song URL: http://grooveshark.com/s/Free+Ride/7Fof?src=5
Beats Per Minute (Tempo): 4
Beats Per Measure (Meter): 126
Is this song in simple meter or compound meter? Simple
What is the time signature? 4/4

Song #2
Song Title: Running With The Devil
Artist: EVH
Song URL: http://grooveshark.com/s/Running+With+The+Devil/2BwkFW?src=5
Beats Per Minute (Tempo): 98
Beats Per Measure (Meter): 4
Is this song in simple meter or compound meter? Simple
What is the time signature? 4/4

Song #3
Song Title: Stairway to heaven
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Song URL: http://grooveshark.com/s/Stairway+To+Heaven/2Ijwzk?src=5
Beats Per Minute (Tempo): 73
Beats Per Measure (Meter): 4
Is this song in simple meter or compound meter? Simple
What is the time signature? 4/4

Song #4
Song Title: Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Artist: Johnny Cash
Song URL: http://grooveshark.com/s/Gods+Gonna+Cut+You+Down/3ZQe8x?src=5
Beats Per Minute (Tempo): 82
Beats Per Measure (Meter): 4
Is this song in simple meter or compound meter? Simple
What is the time signature?4/4

Song #5
Song Title: Ring Of Fire
Artist: Johnny Cash
Song URL: http://grooveshark.com/s/Ring+Of+Fire/2JZU8P?src=5
Beats Per Minute (Tempo): 105
Beats Per Measure (Meter):…