WELCOME TO THE TIME SIGNATURES ACTIVITY PAGE!

This page is dedicated to helping you understand the basics of Time Signatures! This page has 3 Time Signature exercises, each with increasing difficulty.

If you haven't completed the "Music Math" activities, please complete those before attempting these activities.


LEVEL 1 - Find the time signature

Level 1 will test your ability to recognize Time Signatures. This activity will have 5 parts, with 10 questions in each part. Once you have completed a full 10 questions, your progress will be saved and you can come back to complete another part later. If you quit before completing a set of 10 questions, your progress will be lost.

Each question will show 1 bar of music. You will have to count the beats in that bar to figure out the Time Signature. After you have determined the Time Signature, select the correct answer.

Here is an example:

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In this example, if we add the Dotted Half Note (3 beats), the Quarter Note (1 beat) and Quarter Rest (1 beat), we get 5 in total. Therefore the correct answer for this example is 5/4

If you haven't completed the "Music Math" activities, please complete those before attempting these activities.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Erdoğan at l.erdogan@dscke.edu.hk.


LEVEL 2 - find the mistake

Level 2 will test your ability to use the Time Signature to find any mistakes within the piece of music. This activity will have 5 parts, with 10 questions in each part. Once you have completed a full 10 questions, your progress will be saved and you can come back to complete another part later. If you quit before completing a set of 10 questions, your progress will be lost.

For this activity, you will need to understand how to use Time Signatures, how to count beats of notes and rests in each of the bars, and use that information to find the incorrect bar.

Here is an example:

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In this 4 bar piece of music, the time signature is 4/4, that means there should be 4 beats in each bar. In bar 1, the Half Note and Half Rest add up to 4 beats. In bar 2 the Half Note, 2 Eighth Notes, and Quarter Notes all add up to 4. In bar 3 the dotted Half Note and dotted Quarter Note ads up to 4.5. And in bar 4, the Whole Note is equal to 4 beats. Therefore the correct answer for this question would be BAR 3, since bar 3 is incorrect.

If you haven't completed the "Music Math" activities, please complete those before attempting these activities.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Erdoğan at l.erdogan@dscke.edu.hk.


LEVEL 3 - CORRECT THE MISTAKE

Level 3 requires you to look at the Time Signature in the incorrect bar of music, and count the beats, then figure out how you could correct the bar of music to make it match the Time Signature. This activity will have 5 parts, with 10 questions in each part. Once you have completed a full 10 questions, your progress will be saved and you can come back to complete another part later. If you quit before completing a set of 10 questions, your progress will be lost.

Here is an example: 

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In this example, we can see that the Time Signature is 5/4, therefore there should be 5 beats in this bar. Although, as you can count, there is a Quarter Note (1 beat), a Half Note (2 beats) and a Quarter Rest (1 beat), which only adds up to 4 beats. Your job will be to select the correct answer that will correct this bar of music:

a) Add a Whole Rest

b) Remove the Quarter Note

c) Add a Quarter Note

d) Remove the Half Note

e) Add a Dotted Eighth Note

In this example, the correct answer would be c) Add a Quarter Note, as it would add 1 beat to the bar of music, and make the total 5 beats.

If you haven't completed the "Music Math" activities, please complete those before attempting these activities.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Erdoğan at l.erdogan@dscke.edu.hk.

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