Saturday, January 15, 2011

compound meter

Compound meter or time is when the beat is divided into three even parts.  "Pop Goes the Weasel", "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean" are examples.  These songs have a feel of two beats.  You could easily march to them, but they also have a feeling of three within each beat. 

Print out the worksheet and follow the instructions for some practice with compound meter.