time signature

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a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat

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Book 4, for intermediate students who want more variety in their repertoire, features tempo changes, unusual time signatures and rapid syncopation.
Their musical style is an unprecedented blending of genres combined with complex rhythms in unusual time signatures with a thoughtful blend of improvisational concept that are rooted in jazz as well as Indian music and harmonic influence from European classical music.
That tour inspired Brubeck to explore unusual time signatures on the experimental 1959 album "Time Out," which became the first jazz album to sell more than 1 million copies.
The band also used unusual time signatures, including one on the track Let Down in which guitarist Jonny Greenwood is playing in a different time to the rest of his band.
We contrast this with a beautiful Bach Suite for Flute and Strings and finish with Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale Suite, a masterpiece of harmonic colour, rhythmic energy, verve and vitality with unusual time signatures all firmly rooted in dance styles.