music is divided into strong beats, or stressed ones, and weak beats or unstressed ones. Difference between high or low
we group beats together in different ways, creating various types of metres. The first beat of each group is called downbeat, is always strong, even if they aren´t any acents in the score.
Duple metre: beats go in twos 121212
triple metre: beats go in threes 123123123
Quadriple metre: beats go in fours 123412341234
- in scores, the type of metres is written as a fraction.
Numerator: show the number of beats in a bar
denominator: shows the type of note value that represents one beat