Reading Music 5


A Video Description of This Page

The Time Signature:

  1. The top number refers to the number of beats in a measure. (4 beats per measure)
  2. The bottom number shows which note gets the beat. (The 4 on bottom informs us that the quarter note gets the beat)
  3. In other words, the click on the metronome is the quarter note
  4. If this isn’t clear, don’t worry about it for now; we will discuss this later

The Measure and Bar Lines:

  1. The picture above is an example of 1 bar (also known as 1 measure)
  2. The vertical lines are bar lines