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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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.
Broadcast's tick tock tunes, unusual time signatures (well, unusual for pop), steamdriven equipment and singer Trish's languid and seductive vocals are all in place.
He was also one of the first jazz pianists to experiment with unusual time signatures and often improvised in two keys at the same time.