An introduction to music theory
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An introduction to music theory

Group 2: identifying omitted time value(s)

Activity 1

Which single time value is required at the place marked with the asterisk?

a. 

quaver


b. 

crotchet


c. 

minim


The correct answer is b.

Answer

The time signature, 2/4, has two crotchet beats per bar. Since the first bar contains only one crotchet, another is needed.

Activity 2

Which single time value is required at the place marked with the asterisk?

a. 

crotchet


b. 

minim


c. 

semibreve


The correct answer is c.

Answer

The time signature, 4/4, has four crotchet beats per bar. Since the second bar contains no rhythmic value, a semibreve (which is equal to four crotchets) is needed.

Activity 3

Which single time value is required at the place marked with the asterisk?

a. 

quaver


b. 

crochet


c. 

minim


The correct answer is c.

Answer

The time signature, 3/4, has three crotchet beats per bar. Since the third bar contains only one crotchet, a minim (which is equal to two crotchets) is needed.

Activity 4

Which single time value is required at each of the places marked with asterisks?

a. 

quaver/crotchet


b. 

quaver/minim


c. 

crotchet/minim


The correct answer is b.

Answer

The time signature, 2/4, has two crotchet beats per bar. Since the second bar contains only a crotchet and a quaver, another quaver is needed to make up the two crotchet beats. The third bar lacks a value and therefore a minim (which is equal to two crotchets) is required.

Activity 5

Which single time value is required at each of the places marked with asterisks?

a. 

crotchet/minim


b. 

crotchet/semibreve


c. 

minim/semibreve


The correct answer is c.

Answer

The time signature, 4/4, has four crotchet beats per bar. Since the first bar contains only two crotchets, a minim (which is equal to two crotchets) is needed. The third bar lacks a value and therefore a semibreve (which is equal to four crotchets) is required.

Activity 6

Which single time value is required at each of the places marked with asterisks?

a. 

minim/quaver


b. 

crotchet/quaver


c. 

minim/crotchet


The correct answer is a.

Answer

The time signature, 3/4, has three crotchet beats per bar. Since the first bar contains only a crotchet, a minim (which is equal to two crotchets) is required. The second bar contains only a minim (which equals two crotchets) and a quaver, and therefore another quaver is needed to make up the three crotchet beats.

Activity 7

Which single time value is required at the place marked with an asterisk?

a. 

semiquaver


b. 

quaver


c. 

crotchet


The correct answer is a.

Answer

The time signature, 3/8, has three quaver beats per bar. Since the first bar includes only two quavers and a semiquaver, another semiquaver is needed to make up the three quaver beats.

Activity 8

Which single time value is required at the place marked with an asterisk?

a. 

crotchet


b. 

minim


c. 

semibreve


The correct answer is c.

Answer

The time signature, 3/2, has three minim beats per bar. Since the second bar includes only one minim, a semibreve (which equals two minims) is needed to make up the three minim beats.

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