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# 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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