Lesson 8 - (The Theory Stuff...)

Listen to the following examples of different time signatures:

Simple Time (Beats can be subdivided into 2’s):

Compound Time (Beats are subdivided by 3’s):

Can you tap the pulses for each time signature?

Do you notice how there is a strong pulse that repeats (in every bar)? How often does that strong pulse repeat? every 2 beats (aka duple)? 3 (aka triple)? 4 (aka quadruple)? More?

Other bagpipe idioms with the above time signatures: