# Category Archives: Time Signatures

## How to Read Music – Lesson 18 – Eastman Counting System (Compound Meters)

The Eastman Counting System is a method of counting rhythms using a mixture of numbers and syllables. In this lesson we will continue learning this system with the compound meters. The 3 basic rules for counting any compound rhythm are: 1. … Continue reading

## How to Read Music – Lesson 16 – Compound Meter

Compound meters are meters in which the beat is divisible by 3. You can easily tell if a meter is a compound meter by the top number of the time signature. The top number can be any number divisible by … Continue reading

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## How to Read Music – Lesson 15 – Simple Meter

Simple meters are meters that the beat is divisible by 2. You can easily tell if a meter is a simple meter by the top number of the time signature. If the top number is 2, 3 or 4 then … Continue reading

## How to Read Music – Lesson 14 – Time Signatures

Time signatures are the numbers that are placed just after the clef symbol at the beginning of a piece of music. The time signature tells us the exact length of each measure in a piece of music. On a deeper … Continue reading

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