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  1. Definition of Time Signature
  2. Types of Time Signature
  3. Classifications of Time Signature

Definition of Time Signature

In music, time signature refers to the symbol placed right after key signature to indicate the time of a piece of music. Time signature refers to the symbols of two figures placed one above the other at the beginning of the staff after the clef and key.

In the time signature, upper figure shows the number of beats.

The lower figure shows the type of note in a bar.

Beat: Beat is the regular pulse which ticks like a clock or heartbeat.

Accent: This refers to the emphasis or stress placed on musical notes.

Bar (Measure) Line: This groups a piece of music into equal divisions.

Time signature - Bar line

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