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Musical rhythm or metre in which each beat in a bar is subdivided into three smaller units, so having the value of a dotted note.Compare with simple time
- ‘Unlike simple time signatures, compound time signatures do not directly show us the number of beats per bar.’
- ‘The irregular division of compound time is rare and notational ‘conventions’ are fluid.’
- ‘The following example demonstrate the values of the notes in both simple and compound time signatures.’
- ‘Dotted minims and dotted crotchets, foreign to simple time, are perfectly at home in compound time.’
- ‘To determine the number of beats per measure in compound time, divide the time signature's upper number by 3.’
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