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Unformatted text preview: Upbeat is the final return of the arm to the starting position at the end of a conducting pattern. This is an unstressed beat.----Simple Duple Meter: Pattern - 2 beats -> 1 downbeat + 1 unaccented beat(upbeat) Simple Triple Meter: (aka waltz meter) Pattern -3 beats 1 downbeat + 1 unaccented beat + 1 upbeat Simple Quadruple Meter: Pattern - 4 beats -> beat 1 is the primary acent (downbeat), beat 3 is the secondary accent.----Time Signature: consists of 2 numbers, one above the other. it is NOT a fraction. The top # tells how many beats per measure Measure: formed by bars that are used to separate beat patterns. Sheet1 Page 2 Time signatures - simple meter: simple duple 2 4 simple triple 3 4 simple quadruple 4 4 quarter note = 1 beat half note = 2 beats whole note = 4 beats...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2010 for the course BMGT 364 taught by Professor -- during the Spring '10 term at UMBC.
- Spring '10