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Time Sigs

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. Hi I forgot what the number after the slash means so if someone could please tell me? thanks
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    The type of note that gets one beat.
  3. Rockinjc


    Dec 17, 1999
    What kind of note gets the count.

    4=quarter notes
    8=eighth notes
    16=sixteanth notes


    woops i posted at the same time same as he said :)
  4. Oh. I though that was the first number. Then what is the number in front of the slash? Jeeze, it's like i shouldn't even taken lessons :( if i'm gonna forget stuff and learn it from talk bass that sad isn't it?
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    The numerator sez how many 'beats' per bar.
    Some examples-

    4/4= 4 beats, 1/4 note getting 'one beat'.
    5/4= 5 beats, 1/4 note getting 'one beat'.
    6/8= 6 beats, 1/8th note getting 'one beat'.