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Excerpts — Music Fundamentals for Dance With Web Resource

Learn four types of time signatures

The time signature, also known as meter signature, of a piece of music defines how the beat is organized by prescribing how many beats occur per measure and what kind of note designates one beat. Each beat is counted sequentially.

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Help the listener perceive musical form with repetition and contrast

Repetition and contrast are the two most basic elements of musical form. These concepts evolved as a response to the human need for comfort in the familiar and then, becoming bored with the familiar, a change to something new.

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