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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The use of barlines and meter signatures is limited; the majority of the composition is unmeasured and features graph, line-score notation.
At one end of the spectrum, complex rhythmic procedures, such as syncopation, jazz rhythms, shifting or changing meter signatures, asymmetrical meter signatures, metric modulations, shifting accents and polyrhythms, are used by composers like Stravinsky, Bartok and Muczynski.
The student must already have a firm grasp of most rhythmic values and meter signatures to successfully embark on the study of these pieces.
Shifting (Changing) and Asymmetrical Meter Signatures
The incorporation of shifting or changing meter signatures within a work is a hallmark of twentieth-century composition.