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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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Exercises

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1.Complete the following sentence. Each complete metric cycle is called a ____________________. There are three basic types of metric cycle recognized in traditional musical theory. These are ____________________ time, ____________________ time, and ____________________ time.
2.Set up a metronome beat or click track on your sequencer and set the tempo to 60bpm. Each click represents a complete bar or metric cycle. Then count out loud the following:
  1. Duple time: Two beats to each beat of the click track.

    Click: < < < < 
    Count:12121212etc.
  2. Triple time: Three beats to each beat of the click track.

    Click: <  <  
    Count:123123etc.
  3. Quadruple time: Four beats to ...

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