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musical time signature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n musical time signature a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
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Usage


In news:

Brubeck distinguished himself from other jazz musicians by defying conventions, playing unusual time signatures and proving that complex music could find a larger audience.
His All Music biography says Brubeck distinguished himself from the popular jazz musicians of the West Coast by playing unusual time signatures, "adventurous tonalities," and proving that complex music could find a larger audience.
IT'S A 4/4 WORLD HOWEVER, MUSIC STYLES SUCH AS LATIN, POP, ROCK, country, and jazz often use other, less mundane time signatures.
Tulip Time Festival officials say that Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers will headline the featured entertainment attractions for Holland's annual signature event next spring.
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In science:

The standard way for the time signature to appear in music is after the key signature with one number directly above the other, e.g., 2 over 4 as if it were a fraction.
Music in Terms of Science
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