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  1. a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats are in each measure and what note value constitutes one beat

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 8, 2008
  2. indicate meter, but do not necessarily determine it

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  3. the composer is free to write in a different meter than that indicated by the signature, so long as the measures contain the indicated number of beats

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  4. Most time signatures comprise two numbers, one above the other

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  5. In text (as in this article), time signatures are written in the manner of a fraction: the example shown at right would be written 3/4 meaning that there are 3 quarter notes in each measure

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