time signature

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Synonyms for 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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Some contemporary composers favored rhythmic simplicity in compositions that have no meter signature or feature time-span or spatial notation.
These rhythmic challenges demand an excellent sense of the inner pulse to move smoothly from one meter signature to another.
In many cases, this creates a more improvisatory, spontaneous effect without the predictable, implied emphasis established when a meter signature is indicated.
The student must already have a firm grasp of most rhythmic values and meter signatures to successfully embark on the study of these pieces.
The use of barlines and meter signatures is limited; the majority of the composition is unmeasured and features graph, line-score notation.