# Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2

TIME SIGNATURE

SUBJECT: CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

CLASS:� JSS 2

DATE:

TERM: 3rd TERM

REFERENCE TEXTBOOK

• A Proper Approach to Cultural and Creative Art by Peter Akinyemi and other co-authors. Book 2.

PROJECTS

1. Pattern design work in simple repeat pattern depicting butterfly as the motif.
2. Make acolourful bead that can be worn around the neck.

WEEK FIVE

TOPIC: TIME SIGNATURE

Time signature is the sign in form of numbers which indicates the number of beats in each bar. A musical piece on a manuscript has a specific time signature which can either be in the duple time,�

triple time or quadruple time. For instance, 2, � 2,� � 2time etc.

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The time signatures above consist of the top number or upper figure and bottom numberor� lower figure. The top number represents the number of beats in a bar, while the bottom number represents the type of beat or value of the note.For instance,2 represents minim,4 represents crotchet and 8 represents quaver. The simple triple time signature 3 means three crotchet beats in a bar.��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� 4���

TYPES OF TIME SIGNATURE

There are two types of time signature namely;

1. Simple Time Signature
2. Compound Time Signature

KINDS OF SIMPLE TIME SIGNATURE

There are three kinds of simple time signature as follows.

1. Simple Duple Time E.g. 2, 2, 2, 2,� 2,� � 2

2� 4� 8 16 32 64

1. Simple Triple Time E.g. 3 , 3 , 3,� 3,� 3,� 3

2 � 4� 8� 16 32� 64

1. Simple Quadruple Time E.g. 4� ,4 or C ,4� ,4� ,� ,4� , � 4

�2� 4� � � � � � 8� 16 � � 32� � 64

KINDS OF COMPOUND TIME SIGNATURE

There are three kinds of simple time signature as follows.

1. Compound Duple Time Signature E.g. 6� , 6� ,6� ,6� , 6� ,� 6��

2� � 4 � 8� 16� 32� 64

1. Compound Triple Time SignatureE.g. 9� ,� 9 , 9 ,� 9� , 9 , � 9

2 � � 4 � 8 � 16 � 32� 64

1. Compound Quadruple Time Signature� E.g. 12,� 12 , 12 , 12,� 12,� 12

2� � � 4� � 8� � 16 � 32 � 64

EVALUATION

1. What is time signature?
2. State the two types of time signature.

GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISION QUESTIONS

1. Explain written and unwritten drama.
2. A form of drama in which the players act out a story through body movement, facial expression with uttering a word is called ____
3. What is plot?
4. List the tying methods in tie and dye.
5. What is sense of belonging?
6. Define teamwork.

Cultural and Creative Art Book 2, Peter Akinyemi and other authors.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

1. ____ refers to two figures in form of fraction at the left side of a music piece to indicate the tuning of the music. (a) Key signature� (b) Time signature (c) Scale� (d) Staff

1. A music piece the 3 time is what kind of simple time signature. (a) Simple duple time��

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(b) Simple triple time (c) Simple quadruple time (d) None of the above.

1. Three crotchets in four bars in the 3 time implies ____ (a) four crotchet beats in a bar�

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��� (b) three crotchet beats in a bar (c) two crotchet beats (d)� None of the above.

1. What does the upper figure in the 2 time represent? (a) Number of beats in a bar�

��� ��� ��� ��� ��� � � � 2

(b)Value of the note (c) All of the above (d) None of the above.

1. The bottom number or figure in the 4 time represents ____

��� ��� ��� ��� ��� � � � � � 4

1. value of the note� (b) number of crotchet beats (c) time signature (d) None of the above

THEORY

1. What kind of compound time signature is 6 time?

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1. A musical piece with four crotchets in four bars each is what kind of simple time.