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Name: Time Signature
ID: m10956
Language: English (en)
Summary: The time signature on a musical staff tells you the meter of the music by defining both the number of beats in a measure and the type of note that fills one beat.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: meter, music, notation, rhythm, staff
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)

Latest version: 2.15 (history)
First publication date: Dec 3, 2002 12:00 am -0600
Last revision to module: Feb 15, 2013 7:47 pm -0600

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Version History

Version: 2.15 Feb 15, 2013 7:47 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
took down call for research study participants

Version: 2.14 Jan 18, 2013 5:44 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
added call for research study participants

Version: 2.13 Jul 9, 2012 2:30 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Rewrote description of beats, for clarity.

Version: 2.12 Oct 1, 2011 8:26 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
link to blog

Version: 2.11 Jan 5, 2010 9:18 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added Google analytics code

Version: 2.10 Jun 25, 2009 3:31 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
in fig.s 7 and 9, "start of a beat" instead of "downbeat"

Version: 2.9 Oct 3, 2007 12:01 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
changed figure reference to a cnxn

Version: 2.8 Mar 14, 2007 11:35 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
added outline svg and eps files, and changed text regarding audio examples (adminsitrative republish)

Version: 2.7 Jan 26, 2007 3:09 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
added eps CNXML

Version: 2.6 May 23, 2005 9:37 am -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
Changes:
update to cnxml-0.5

Version: 2.5 Mar 17, 2005 12:14 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Redid all figures and added links and audio examples.

Version: 2.4 Oct 3, 2003 10:01 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added links

Version: 2.3 Oct 2, 2003 10:03 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added links

Version: 2.2 Feb 6, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
Changes:
Added some audio examples

Version: 2.1 Jan 29, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
Changes:
Added keywords and abstract

Version: 2.0 Dec 3, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
Changes:
New module

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